December 3, 2022

Celebrate Seekonk Day

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On Saturday, October 1st the Seekonk Cultural Council sponsored the second “Celebrate Seekonk Day” held at the Seekonk Public Library. It was a day set aside to celebrate the history, culture, and creativity of Seekonk. The event was free and open to the public with entertainment, talks, and activities to attract all ages and interests.

There was a fun and engaging performance by local Grammy Award winner Bill Harley, a spirited Pocanoket Tribe presentation, sample spotlight performances by the Hurley Middle School Band members, a local Seekonk history author talk, shadow puppets for pre-schoolers, creative Kindness Rock painting, fanciful face painting, “Why I Love Seekonk” Wings, The Community Quilt display and more!

A popular part of the day, was a diverse pop-up art gallery featuring two and three-dimensional artwork from the Seekonk Artist Network, and collaborative student work representing all the schools in town.

Bill Clark, the chairperson for the Seekonk Cultural Council stated that, “The success of this day truly showed how the many aspects of our town can pull together for a special event. The Selectmen’s office, the Public Works Department, the Senior Center, town offices and committees, the cooperation of the town’s art teachers, and the Seekonk Public School Department, the incredible and generous support of the Seekonk Public Library, and the dedicated members of the Seekonk Cultural Council, all joined together to celebrate our hometown of Seekonk!”

Clark also said, “The Seekonk Cultural Council will meet soon to decide on the 35 grant applications submitted to the council to funded creative programs offered for all Seekonk residents in 2023.

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