Harvest Hoe Down to benefit Marlborough Senior Center
By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Seniors recently received sponsorship checks for an upcoming fundraiser. New Horizons Independent and Assisted Living Community and Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center made significant donations to sponsor the Harvest Hoe Down, an event planned for Friday, Oct. 19, to raise money for the building fund for a new Senior Center. The checks will help to cover the expense of the Hoe Down, so that ticket and raffle sales will all be profit.
Among those present for the formal presentation of the donation was Tammy Pozerycki, director of? Pleasantries Adult Day Services and a board member of the Friends of the Seniors, who expressed her gratitude for all the services offered at the local Senior Center, which greatly enhances the lifestyle of seniors throughout the city, she said.
The site for a new Senior Center is currently under discussion by members of a special advisory committee appointed by Mayor Arthur Vigeant.? Several locations have been considered, including the West Meetinghouse on Pleasant Street, the Bigelow School on Orchard Street and the old landfill site on Bolton Street. A decision will be made in the near future.
James Confrey, chair of the Council on Aging (COA), held a special meeting last fall where the mayor, City Council and the city's seniors heard a formal presentation of changes the COA is suggesting in the new Senior Center. These changes include additional and adequate space for administrative offices, programs, events and storage; handicap accessibility, plentiful parking and a transportation plan. Funds from the Seniors Building Fund will help fill these requests.
The Hoe Down will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club, 1 Muddy Lane, and will feature a family-style dinner, music by DJ Ricky, ballroom dancing, line dancing and a raffle offering a wide variety of prizes. For more information on the Hoe Down, call 508-485-6492.? Tickets are $12 and are available at the Senior Center, 250 Main St.
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