Mr. Burrows a respected lifelong learner, historian and a member of the earliest families of Sandwich was born into a family where service was common. He brings remarkable knowledge of the community and the Quimby legacy. His parents were affiliated with the Quimby School. His father was a graduate and served on the school board for 15 years. His mother was a Home Economics teacher at Quimby School. His brother Jere served as the town Recreation Director for 30 years.
As the 19th Trustee of the Alfred Quimby Fund Mr. Burrows replaces Susan Wiley who served as a Trustee for 25 years. He assumes the responsibility of overseeing the Trust with Trustees Peter Pohl and R. Kirke Read. Alfred Quimby, a part-time Sandwich resident created the Trust and left in his will probated on February 15,1918, the sum of $244,000 to the Town of Sandwich. Over the past century the volunteer Trustees of the fund have followed the direction of Quimby, funding innumerable programs and projects “for the good of the Town, its institutions and inhabitants.” Those interested in learning more about Alfred Quimby will want to attend a special presentation on Friday, August 12 at 7:00 PM at the Benz Center. The life of Alfred Quimby, while in residence in Manchester, will be discussed by Ed Brouder, from the Manchester Historical Society.