November 26, 2017
Are you Ready for your
If the answer is YES….
Save the Date! Touch a Truck will be returning to the Mansfield Municipal Airport on Saturday, September 22, 2018! The Mansfield Women of Today and C&S Insurance will be hosting this year’s event. This is the area’s largest Touch a Truck event with over 30 vehicles on display. In past years, we have had police cars, fire trucks, an ambulance, a cement truck, snow plows, construction vehicles, landscaping equipment, a Mass transit bus, a bucket truck, flight simulator, small aircraft, and so much more!
Touch a Truck will run from 9am – 2pm, with the first hour being a quiet hour for those with sensitive ears. There will be no music or horn blowing until 10 am.
In addition to checking out all the cool trucks and meeting the owners and drivers of these vehicles, there will be a DJ playing your favorite tunes, food for purchase, free tattoos, and fun activities for the kiddos. Come join us to get up close and explore some huge trucks!
Suggested donation of $15 per family with all proceeds going to local charities and non-profits.
The Mansfield Women of Today awarded two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors:
Jessica Hanley from Mansfield High School
Juliana DeSimone from Bishop Feehan
The two students demonstrated the ideals and philosophies of MWOT, which include serving the community, committing to strengthening individual talents and standing united by friendship and belief in the future.
Mansfield Women of Today is seeking scholarship applicants. We will be awarding two one-year $1,000 scholarships to two graduating high school seniors. This is open to both males and females. Any student who resides in Mansfield with plans to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university, is eligible to apply. Awards will be heavily based on active involvement in community service.
Applications are available in the guidance department office of local high schools. Applications must be received by April 30, 2017. Any questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fifteen of Mansfield’s Senior Citizens were surprised with cookies and treats the weekend before Valentine’s Day. MWOT member, Anne Zankowski, chaired Project Valentine. After a couple of MWOT members baked some delicious home made cookies, Anne beautifully packaged the cookies and other treats and got them ready for delivery. Anne and several other volunteers put a smile on the Seniors’ faces when they delivered the treats (in a snow storm!).
Looking for something to do this Saturday, January 28th? Come meet some wonderful women, have some refreshments, hear a quick talk with tips and tricks on becoming more organized and learn about all the wonderful things MWOT does for our community. You will have a chance to relax and mingle with members to learn how we enrich ourselves, each other and those in need. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
For the past 30 years, Mansfield Women of Today members have been delivering holiday food baskets to some wonderful local families. The tradition continued this year, with baskets being delivered to fifteen families. The baskets included a variety of nonperishable food, a gift card to Stop & Shop for a ham or turkey, an amaryllis plant and some delicious homemade fudge. Food was delivered on a festive tray and topped with a bow made by members Karen McCabe and Jeanne Hagar. Two local Girl Scout troops made homemade soap and holiday cards to include with the baskets. Baskets were assembled by member Carol Shachat.
Member Eileen DiMarino carries a holiday basket for delivery to a local family.
As we all know, this is Santa’s extremely busy time of the year. It’s time to put the cookies down, do some quality control on the toys in his workshop, make sure the reindeer are in tip top shape for their whirlwind trip around the globe next month and most importantly, make sure he gets personalized letters out to any child around the world who would like to receive one in the days leading up to Christmas.
MWOT was honored to be asked, once again, by the elves to help streamline this process for Santa. MWOT will help by providing you with the request forms for the letters. Just fill out the form and have it postmarked by 12/7. We will take care of the rest. Letters should be mailed around 12/16 and arrive no later than 12/20. We ask for a $5 donation per letter; donations will be put towards the many local charities that MWOT supports. Please see a listing of some of the charities we have donated to in the past on this website.
MWOT members will be handing out request forms during the Mansfield holiday parade on Sunday, 11/27. Please click here for a copy of the request form: 2016-request-form
Remember, Santa writes to any child, no matter where they live! We are helping with his US letters so feel free to send a request for a child no matter where in the continental US they might live.