Wednesday in Ledyard is my favorite day of the week. Here is the link to everything you need to know about this week’s Ledyard Farmers’ Market. Sign up for your own copy of the market newsletter HERE.
There are lots of events coming up in Ledyard during October including the 3rd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event to be held this years on Friday, October 30th at the Ledyard Fair Grounds between 6-8PM. Head on over to the Parks and Recreation Website for more information and to register your trunk.
Ledyard has been approved for a $125,000 grant through the Drug Free Community Program of the Dept of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. There is an opportunity to reapply (competitively) for another 5 years. The DFC Support Program has two goals:
1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
The community sectors include police, schools, business, civic and government agencies, youth organizations, parent, and healthcare professionals. This program will be administered by Ledge Light Health District through the Safe Teens Coalition.
If you are interested in supporting the implementation of this grant through organizing, participating in, and publicizing a variety of programs associated with this grant please contact Carolyn Wilson of Ledge Light at 860.448.4882 ext. 318.
Looking to leave Ledyard for some fall travel? Here are some economical ways to take advantage of New England’s fantastic fall season.