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Dalton 'Picture a Place You Call Home' Contest Winner

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DALTON, Mass. — The winner of the 2024 Picture a Place You Call Home Photo Contest is Deidre Brainerd with her photo "Holiday at the Library"
The photo will be published in the town report.
This was the first Picture a Place you call Home Contest. Contest organizers were looking for pictures of Dalton's parks, architecture, community events, by residents and visitors alike.
Submissions were open from Jan. 4 to Feb. 1
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Dalton CRA May Day Races Return May 5

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DALTON, Mass.  — The 47th annual Community Recreation Association May Day Races will be held Sunday, May 5, at Nessacus Middle School, with major sponsorship by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Races include 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer, the Obstacles & Popsicles kids’ races for ages 8 and under, and a 1-mile Splatter Sprint for ages 8 and up, all with chip timing by Berkshire Running Center, along with an untimed fun walk.
The 5K road/trail race, 10K road race and fun walk begin at 9 a.m. The Obstacles & Popsicles races begin at 10 a.m., with the Splatter Sprint immediately following.
The first 100 runners to register (combined 5K/10K) will receive a long-sleeve wicking T-shirt. Every participant in the Obstacles & Popsicles kids’ races will receive a ribbon and freeze pop at the finish line. All proceeds benefit nonprofit CRA and Dalton Youth Center programs.
For more information or to register, visit or contact the CRA at 413-684-0260. Online registration is also available at
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