South County Notebook: May 20, 2023

Published: 05-19-2023 3:42 PM

Youth and Parent Day
set for Sunday

CONWAY — The Conway Sportsman’s Club and Police Department’s annual Youth and Parent Day returns for its 20th edition on Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 245 Elmer Road.

The event is free and open to all Conway residents with numerous family events available, including demonstrations from raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi and fishing in the trout pool.

Kids will also learn water safety, as well as learn how to use a bow and arrow to shoot clay targets, all with expert instructors guiding them.

Parking is free and there will be hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks available.

Deerfield post-parade event to be held at school

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Recreation Department and Friends of Deerfield are turning the 350th anniversary parade planned for June 17 into an all-day event for families and children.

The post-parade party will be held at Deerfield Elementary School from 5 to 9 p.m. with all sorts of activities for families to take part in, such as pony rides, face painting and music from DJ Lazer Chicken. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream will be provided by Kathy Tomaus Catering Service.

The celebrations culminate with a fireworks show at 9:20 p.m. by North Star Fireworks. Tree House Brewing Co. will serve as the launch point and folks are encouraged to gather at Frontier Regional School to watch the show.

Article continues after...

Yesterday's Most Read Articles

As emergency action plan is crafted, Tree House to maintain 1,500 capacity for summer
$50K allocated for Poet’s Seat Tower sandblasting as officials mull vandalism prevention
New owners look to build on Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club’s strengths
Orange man gets 12 to 14 years for child rape
Keeping Score with Chip Ainsworth: What’s ahead for Greg Carvel’s crew?
Psalm 23: The message of the shepherd

Sunday, June 18 will close out the 350th anniversary celebrations with an all-town chicken barbecue at the Deerfield Academy tennis courts. Tickets can be purchased at

Schoen Books raises $1,500 for charities

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The annual Schoen Books charity book sale was a success yet again this year, with hundreds of books finding new homes, all while supporting good causes up and down the Pioneer Valley.

With more than 500 books sold on May 7, Schoen Books raised $1,500 for Stone Soup Cafe, Rachel’s Table, Manna Kitchen, Tilton Library and The Literacy Project.