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Annual town picnic gives chance to visit

SHARON — The annual town picnic at Willard Bass Park will be held Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.

Residents are invited to bring their own picnic lunches and a dessert to share to the park, which is located on Route 123 just north of the Sharon Arts Center.

The park was given to the town more than 100 years ago, with a requirement that a town event be held annually, said Linda Claff, who is one of the park’s trustees.

“It’s stipulated that we must hold an event, and we do it gladly,” Clapp said. “We actually do two a year — a tree lighting in December and the picnic at the end of August. We usually get 50 to 60 people at the picnic. It’s a chance for neighbors to visit and to meet new people.”

Clapp said Select Board members will give a brief informational update about town business.

Four residents will also read from a book by John Adams Taggart called “Recollection of a Busy Life.” Taggart was born in Sharon in 1854 and spent his boyhood in the town.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or danderson@ledgertranscript.com. He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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