Egg Drop Draws Young Designers to the Bedford Free Public Library

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bethany Templeton Klem, Head of Children’s Services at the Bedford Free Public Library reported that more than 14 individuals and teams competed in the Library’s third annual Egg Drop Contest on Thursday afternoon. The contest is a feature of the Library’s Summer Reading Program

With Ms. Elaine and her helper dropped the containers from on the balcony above the library’s second-floor stacks. A giant plastic tarp covering the carpet was surrounded by children and families watching each drop and guessing whether the container would protect the raw egg, or if it would “SPLAT!”

Share Your Organization’s Events on BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s Community Calendar

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

As The Bedford Citizen begins its eighth year, we are streamlining our Community Event calendar listing process.  With your help, The Citizen will provide excellent coverage for local events, and everyone benefits from a vibrant community calendar.

Q: What’s the key to great event coverage?
A: List your event or series in BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s online calendar.

2019 Strawberry Festival ~ Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The First Church of Christ Congregational hosted their Annual Strawberry Festival on Thursday, June 13th.  This year’s festival was dedicated to the late Mickey Webber, founder of the Church’s annual event in 1950, 69 years ago!    Although it was a rainy evening and it had to be moved indoors, it was a wonderful celebratory event with a slideshow of past years festivals, lots of pictures on the tables in addition to the homemade strawberry shortcakes.  An upbeat musical duo entertained the crowd along with kids’ activities and face painting!

Summer Solstice Festival Notches A Success for Bedford

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

The Town of Bedford held its inaugural Summer Solstice Festival, including a German-style Biergarten, on June 22 on the Bedford Town Common. The event drew a large multi-generational crowd with over 1,600 attendees over the five hours. The weather cooperated for the most part with sunny skies and warm weather with the exception of a brief but torrential downpour toward the end of the event.

All Night Graduation, 2019 ~ Another Grand Success

By Dawn Kociubes and Kerry Rackey

On the night of Bedford High School Graduation, June 6th, 2019, the All Night Graduation Committee welcomed 159 Bedford graduating seniors to the 32nd annual All Night Graduation Party.  This long-standing Bedford tradition offers a safe and substance-free event on the night of graduation.  The seniors arrive at 10:30 pm and stay in a completely transformed Bedford High School until 5:30 am.  They are thoroughly entertained throughout the evening with a variety of food and a constant stream of fun activities.  The activities, entertainment options, and performers are some of the best-kept secrets in Bedford, allowing each and every graduating class to experience it anew.

The Bedford PMC Kids Ride ~ A Letter to the Community

Submitted by the 2019 Bedford PMC Kids Ride Team

This past Saturday we hosted the 15th Bedford PMC Kids Ride at JGMS.  The event was wonderful in many ways:  watching little ones navigate the obstacle course on “Wally’s Way” and seeing so many children (and adults!) head off through the balloon arch on scooters, tricycles, and bikes in support of such an important cause. It was especially meaningful to celebrate last year’s pedal partner, Stella Downey, who recently had her 1-year cancer free appointment. She and her twin brother Thomas spent hours on the obstacle course, much to the delight of their parents, family, and friends.

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