On Saturday, February 10th the Wachusett Area Rotary Club will bring Valentine’s cheer to 425 senior citizens who will attend their annual “Hearts of Rotary” breakfast. Held at The Manor in West Boylston, the club has partnered with senior centers in their service area (Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston) to extend invitations to the event, which requires pre-registration.

The event runs from 8:00 am until approximately 11:00. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving during the event, and for cleanup. Please reach out to Chairperson Richard Traina at Traina@comcast.net to sign up to help.
The club is also collecting donations of valentine heart candy to give out to seniors who attend the event. Please consider making a donation on or before February 1 through Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/MLMHLGX24CUV?ref_=wl_share

The Wachusett Area Rotary Club has been hosting a breakfast for Seniors for more than 25 years, taking a break only during the COVID quarantine period in 2020. Prior to COVID, the breakfast was held during the December holidays. Due to the pandemic, the event changed to a valentine “grab-and-go” lunch – where the club assembled and delivered bagged lunches to Seniors through local Senior Centers. The complimentary lunches included a lasagna meal prepared by The Manor and accompanied by candy hearts and valentine cards handmade by local elementary school students. The 2023 event represents the first year the club is returning to an in-person breakfast event.

“We are excited to be able to again host an in-person breakfast to bring some cheer to our local seniors this Valentine’s Day,” said Richard Traina, Chairperson of the event. “We know this time of year can be difficult for many seniors, and we are more than glad to host an event where seniors can come together, connect with each other, and enjoy a nice breakfast. Service is at the heart of rotary and this project is just one of many ways that our club gives back to the communities where we live and work.”