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Hopedale Eclipse Viewing Party 2024

Bancroft Memorial Library Trustee Frederick Oldfield, III

On April 8, the Town of Hopedale hosted a solar eclipse viewing party on the Community House lawn where the Bancroft Memorial Library distributed 354 pairs of solar glasses and offered authentic moon pies as a special treat for the participants. 

Clarinetist “Sam,” a member of the Bloodtest Valley Community Concert Band, entertained guests during the eclipse


In addition, a clarinetist named “Sam,” who is a member of the Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, provided an impromptu musical accompaniment to the eclipse that had captured the nation’s interest.