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Dinner Dance to Benefit Curtis Family Thanksgiving

Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris at 12:01 am on October 4, 2011
2011 Dinner / Dance to benefit the Curtis Family Thanksgiving, Framingham, MA

November 5th, 2011 - Dinner / Dance to benefit the Curtis Family Thanksgiving at The Eagles

FRAMINGHAM, MA - For the past 22 years, Mark and Karen Curtis who run The Eagles Grill on Park Street in Downtown Framingham have provided a free Thanksgiving meal to all who need or want one.

After several local churches, the Salvation Army and other civic organizations canceled their free Thanksgiving dinners for the needy the number of people depending on the Curtis Family Thanksgiving grew considerably.

Last year well over 1200 free dinners were served at The Eagles -- and  hundreds more meals were delivered to local elderly, disabled and shut-ins.

Until 2010, Mark and Karen never solicited donations, but faced with a growing number of people to feed, when the word went out that needs were growing, several individuals and organizations stepped up to support their efforts.

One way they raise money to feed so many people is by ...[read more]


Salute To Framingham Announces Honorees

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by Randy Harris at 1:37 pm on February 1, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In 1992, the Salute to Framingham was created to honor individuals for their outstanding commitment and service to Framingham's youth. Since then, the Salute to Framingham has become one of Framingham's most celebrated annual events. This year's honorees join a select group of people who have made a real difference in the lives of the children of Framingham.

On Thursday, March 24th, Salute to Framingham will honor Michael Grilli and Joey Sementelli.

In addition to these honorees, the Salute program also recognizes Framingham teachers and staff who make each day "special" in our public schools.  We also acknowledge graduating FHS students who positively impact the school community.

This year, the Salute to Framingham will present the Jim O'Connor Community Service Award to F-SEPAC (Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council).  Named for former FHS Athletic Director and founder of the Salute to Framingham, this award honors an organization whose work benefits the youth of Framingham. Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council is co-chaired by Cheryl Caira and Susan Arndt.

The Salute to Framingham Dinner will take place on Thursday, March 24th at the Sheraton Framingham Ballroom.  Complete details and ticket information are available at:

Proceeds from the Salute to Framingham benefit the Framingham High School Foundation.  All proceeds from the event are used to benefit FHS students by supporting activities, the arts, and athletics at the school.

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