Helping Kids


Aubuchon Hardware and Superior Plus Propane in Richfield Springs teamed up to raise money for two local non-profits. John Mazza of Aubuchon’s hands a check to Len Pickens, Richfield Youth Sports President, while Thomas Tryon of Superior Plus Propane hands one to Angella Lynch, Vice President of the Richfield Springs Community Center. Thomasine Mazza holds signs with the names of the two local non-profits. Raffle tickets were sold in May with the drawing and prizes awarded after the annual Memorial weekend barbecue at the Aubuchon store. Thanks goes to John Mazza, manager of the local Aubuchon’s and organizer of this event, and his employees for their dedication to selling raffle tickets to raise this money. Thanks to members of the community who bought the tickets and volunteers who also sold the tickets. Another thank you to the Aubuchon Foundation of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, who donated an additional $6,890 to Richfield Youth Sports for their own local multi-sports event center project to begin soon. The Richfield Youth Sports organization provides an opportunity for youth ages Pre-K through 6th grades in Richfield Springs and surrounding communities to play a variety of sports encouraging them to experience teamwork and goal setting while enhancing self-esteem and a healthy lifestyle through physical activity all while having fun. The Richfield Springs Community Center has programs serving a wide range of ages—from pre-school, to teenagers to senior citizens—with participants coming from several area communities. Prizes and the winners are GrillPro gas grill-Frank Crum; Troy-Bilt lawn mower-Ames Adamson; Stihl trimmer-George Steere; handmade wooden bench by Mark Yerdon-Josh Smith.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.