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Dinner Dance to Benefit Curtis Family Thanksgiving

October 4, 2011 (12:01 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris
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 holding a benefit Dinner/Dance.

This year the Dinner/Dance to benefit the Curtis Family Thanksgiving will be held Saturday, November 5th, 2011 starting at 7:00p.m. at The Eagles, 55 Park Street, Framingham, MA.

Tickets are only $25/person, (feel free to donate more --all proceeds benefit the Thanksgiving Dinner!)

Tony Maenzo and The Off The Hook Band will provide the music, all you need to do is show up and dance!

$10 Raffle Tickets are also being sold to raise money for the Thanksgiving Dinner. Prizes include:  (2) Bose Wave Radios, Red Sox 2012 Box Seats, Bruins Tickets, Celtics Tickets, a Kitchen Aid Mixer, a Kitchen Cutlery Set, Blender, Gift Certificate from "Love Those Nails", Books of Car Wash from The Clean Machine and Books of Oil Changes from Kwik Lube(2) Gift Certificates to Boston Beerworks, IAFSA "Alumni House" Free Hall Rental (a $300 Value)Authentic Red Sox Leather Jacket, plus many, many more items!

To purchase Raffle Tickets or Tickets to the 2011 Benefit Dinner/Dance contact:

Tony Maenzo at...

Maenzo's Hair Design
444 Franklin St., (at Mt. Wayte Ave, in the Co-Op Shopping Center)
Framingham MA, 01702
Tel: (508) 872-1778

Mark & Karen Curtis at...

Eagles All American Grill
55 Park St., (near the Downtown Common and former RMV Office)
Framingham MA, 01702
Tel: 508-620-0600


  1. Unfortunately I cannot make this event11/5 but would love o help out on Thanksgiving. Please let me know what I can do.

    Thank you!

    Comment by Patsy Rossetti — October 26, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

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