Knapp: New 'N Towne Welcomes You to Medfield
The New 'N Towne organization makes moving to Medfield a little bit easier. The group started in 1969 as part of the Welcome Wagon organization.
Moving and settling in to a new town can be a daunting task but those moving into Medfield have a wonderful organization that tries to make that transition a little easier.
The New ‘N Towne Club of Medfield has been in existence since 1969, and was originally part of the Welcome Wagon organization. Today, it has approximately 100 member families who enjoy social activities and community events throughout the year.
As I was moving to town, several people suggested my family join the group, and I’m glad we did. Before my children started the new school year, the club put me in contact with families who had children who were in the same grade so they could recognize a few familiar faces as they entered the new classroom and lunchroom of their new school.
The group hosts several events for children including play dates, Mommy & Me events, a Halloween party, Big Rig and much more.
For adults, the group of men and women hold social events for including newcomers like socials, book talk, Bunco, couples night out, a gourmet dinner club, girls’ night out, poker night, golf, running club, sit 'n knit, scrapbooking, wine tasting and much more, according the site www.newntowne.org.
The annual membership fee is $35 per family and is well worth it, in my opinion. The fee entitles each family to participate in monthly events (kept organized on the site’s calendar), a membership directory and special access to a Members Only Message Board, which I have found particularly helpful as a newcomer to town.
In this special section, members can blog about vendors or services including: Who is the best dentist, orthodontist or doctor in town? Which are the best restaurants (and from which do I stay away)? What are some great things to do in town with the kids? Where is the best sledding hill? Current residents’ advice on these questions is, well, priceless.
If you have moved to town in the last five years, you are welcome and encouraged to join this group by contacting email@example.com or visiting their website (www.newntowne.org) or their booth at Medfield Day (near the entrance to Kids Alley). The members are helpful and friendly and will help ease the transition into your new hometown.
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