Friends and fellow HistWick members, I don’t think any of us will be sad to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. From all the pain associated with COVID to the challenges of dealing with difficult political questions in the U.S. and around the world, conflict seems to have been the byword for the past year. And somehow, fortunately, most of us have survived the year with hope that 2021 will be much better.
Like most organizations, large or small, HistWick struggled through the year. We were unable to offer our typical programs to our membership, no Garden Tour, no guest speakers, no annual meeting, no potluck supper. These activities gave us the opportunity to engage with neighbors and friends, to learn more about the history of our community and to encourage visitors and newcomers to join us in celebrating the Wickford heritage we share.
While plans for 2021 are still uncertain, we do hope to offer the Garden Tour this summer, where visitors and residents can share in the beauty of 14 fantastic private gardens spread throughout the village. We will host the potluck supper come December and when practicable we will re-start our speaker series open to all. With our limited financial resources, we will continue to aid other organizations in need, from the North Kingstown Food Pantry, the Land Conservancy’s work to rebuild the Mill Cove Bridge and other projects throughout Wickford.
We will continue to send semi-weekly e-mails to members sharing information on issues important to village life and celebrating when we learn of some of the good things accomplished by residents and their families.
We hope you find these efforts valuable. All of our work is aided by you, HistWick members, through your membership in our organization. If you have not yet had the time to renew your membership, would you consider doing that today?
The membership form can be found below and can be returned by mail to: