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A Mechanical Elephant, Musical Tales and a Peter Gammons Scholarship Winner

The Family Fest, Scott Kepnes' performance at the library, and many other happenings occurred this week in Milton.

Family Fest Fun

First Congregational Church held its second annual Family Fest and Yard Sale on June 25. With children’s entertainment, face-painting, food and yard sale bargains, the event was a success. Among the more unusual activities were rides on a mechanical elephant. “Tiny” was a hit with the younger set, as evidenced by the long line for a ride as well as the post-safari grinning. 

The Scott Heard Round the World

The Friends of the Milton Public Library presented musician Scott Kepnes on Monday afternoon in a children’s concert. Kepnes, whose presentation was entitled “Musical Tales from Around the World,” sang, played guitar, harmonica and bongos, and told stories from Costa Rica, Africa, Japan and the United States. About 20 children, preschoolers and older, enjoyed an hour of music in the Keys Community Room. 

Forbes House Museum Launches Lincoln Cabin Campaign

The Forbes House Museum has announced a fundraising campaign to assist with necessary repairs to the replica of the Abraham Lincoln Cabin at the Museum. “Give a Lincoln to Save the Lincoln Cabin” encourages Milton residents and museum patrons to donate $5 toward the cost of refurbishment, which began earlier this month. Volunteers will make repairs over the summer. To learn about helping in the effort or the fundraiser, call the Museum at 617-696-1815.

Fontbonne Boot Camps

Fontbonne alum and personal trainer Maureen Conlon will be holding an eight-week Summer Boot Camp series from July 11 - September 2. Set your alarm early and join Conlon at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays to get your day off to a vigorous start. Contact maureen@kneadedtherapy.info for more information.

Milton Student Wins "Foundation to be Named Later" Scholarship

Milton resident Mariah Ramdial was named a recipient of the Foundation To Be Named Later Peter Gammons Scholarship presented by RISO, Inc. Ramdial will attend Emmanuel College in the fall.

The “Foundation To Be Named Later Peter Gammons Scholarship” was created by RISO, Inc. and the Foundation in 2010 and was initially presented to five deserving Boston Public School students. This year, the scholarship will be awarded to 14 outstanding Boston Public School students who will receive more than $45,000 combined for college for the upcoming school year. The Foundation will also align the students with mentors who will guide them throughout their college years, while RISO, Inc. will provide students with brand new state-of-the-art laptops to aid in their studies.

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