Marlborough to Host Turkey Shoot: Saturday, November 19
The Rotary Club of Marlborough will hold their 34rd Annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. The last prize should be won by 9:00 p.m.
Merrimack Valley Holds Eye Clinic in Chelmsford
Drs. Florence Bejian and John Duggan of Valley Eye Associates with the help of fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Merrimack Valley, recently provided eye testing and complimentary glasses, care of the generous sponsors Bausch & Lomb, Red Paris Optical and ABB/Digital Eye Lab, to 18 patients at their office in Chelmsford.
Milford Helps Nipmuc Students Get Political
Although most students at Nipmuc Regional High School are not old enough to vote in the upcoming presidential election, they all received hands-on political experience on October 26 during several civics workshops, including a mock town meeting and election, in which the Rotary Club of Milford participated.
Photo: Corin Cook, Milford Daily News.
Needham to Host Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday, November 24
The Rotary Club of Needham Rotary will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, located at 1101 Highland Ave. in Needham.
Shown: Needham Rotarians volunteer to prepare and serve the turkey dinner.
Westborough Partners on Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday, November 24
The Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner team, which includes the Rotary Club of Westborough, will hold its 46th annual free community gathering on Thursday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus 85 Hall, located at 17 Willow St. in Westborough. A traditional Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, apple cider, and pumpkin pie and assorted desserts will be served. Reservations are required by calling 508-366-3000. Free transportation may be scheduled, if necessary.
Shown: Guests at the 2013 community gathering enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 hall in Westborough.
Photo: Knights of Columbus Council 85.
Westborough Readies for ‘16 Festival of Lights: Sunday, November 27
For the second year in a row, the Westborough Economic Development Committee is partnering with the town’s Recreation Department to host a Holiday Stroll on November 27, the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. That evening, the Rotary Club of Westborough will also sponsor its annual Festival of Lights, which has become a favorite for the town’s families and a beloved way to start the holiday season. For many years, the club has, as a service project, provided funding for the lights to be lit up in the trees in the downtown area.
Shown: A float sponsored by Uhlman’s Ice Cream rides by the rotary in downtown Westborough during the 2015 parade.
File photo: Ed Karvoski Jr., Community Advocate
Westborough Partners with Public Library for Repair Cafe
The Rotary Club of Westborough and the Westborough Public Library sponsored their third Repair Café on October 22 at the library. Twenty-five residents brought more than 50 items to be adjusted, sewn sharpened, tuned up and repaired. Although not every item was able to be fixed, everyone was appreciative of the opportunity to have a skilled volunteer determine if their “stuff” could be salvaged, or if it was time for the recycling bin.
Shown: Brian Martel (left) successfully repairs a vacuum-cleaner power cord for Corrine Rosseel (right).
VIEW PHOTOS (photo supplement produced by Westborough club photographer Ron Goodenow)
Westborough Presents Bandey Hefler Flags
Sergeant at Arms Bill Bloom (left), President Gerry Gross (middle) and Immediate Past President Jim O’Connor (right) of the Rotary Club of Westborough are shown during a recent club meeting presenting the Rotary club flags they received during their Bandey Hefler Fellowship Exchange visit in September to England. Bill is holding the Sussex Vale flag, Gerry is displaying the Southhampton flag, and Jim is showing the Salisbury and Woking flags. “The Bandy Hefler Exchange is truly a rewarding experience, including the hosting in the U.S. and being hosted by Rotarians in Britain,” Jim states. “I recommend the experience to any fellow Rotarian in District 7910.”