Linked Together is a before and after school program located out of the Newmarket Elementary school. This group will be offering cold lemonade to market goers every Saturday in August to raise money for picnic tables in the Pocket Park downtown. Their work and creativity is displayed on a mural they painted in the Pocket Park.
The mural depicts the history of Newmarket. After learning the history of the mill buildings and in particular how the youth of the town had worked in the mills, the kids were so impressed they decided to paint the mills, the bridge in between them and the gondola used to bring supplies up the river.
When the park is complete, the kids would like to name the park after someone important to the town’s history. The kids have been developing this park for three years with the intent of making it a safe place for families. The benches and tables that they have chosen to place in the park are intended to honor everyone in Newmarket such as the Veterans. Most of the benches and tables are made of recyclable materials, and the tables are made so wheelchairs can pull in at the end spots.
Madison Teague, Sabrina Ricardo, Hayley Foster, Stephen Cooper, Ryan Hamel, Brooke Richardson, Julia Haas, and Adele Baudet are the kids who have worked on the Pocket Park this past year. A total of 21 kids have contributed to the transformation of this space.
Linked Together is a private, non profit organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting the youth of our community and surrounding areas to identify and achieve their goals through a variety of learning experiences and community participation. For more information, email Ree Cooper, the executive director.
The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.
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