Sturdy Memorial Hospital will be holding a Blood Drive in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center on Thursday, June 11, from 7:30am – 4pm in the Hospital Auditorium. Each donation you make can treat up to three people and will help alleviate the region’s seasonal blood shortage. While emergencies and disasters capture the attention of our community and prompt people to respond by donating, the need for blood donations is ongoing. Donating regularly is something we can do to ensure blood is always available the instant it is needed, and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other illnesses, as well as those who need regular blood transfusions to live.
Grant to assist the Foxborough High School Class of 2015 in building a garden in memory of their classmate, Sam Berns.
By JEREMIE SMITH
As graduation day approaches, the Foxborough High School Class of 2015 plans to give the community a meaningful gift inspired by their dear friend and classmate, Sam Berns, who passed away from progeria in January 2014.
Needing approximately $15,000 to build a garden and walkway with benches and a plaque at the Sam Berns Community Field, the graduating class recently received a $5,000 grant from the Partners in Patriotism Fund, which will assist in the cost of materials and labor needed for the project.
“We are very grateful of this donation,” said Class of 2015 President Kayla Sepe. “A lot of people have stepped up to help us and the Partners in Patriotism Fund’s generosity will help us do so much with the landscaping and maintenance needed for the garden. I’m very grateful for their support.”
Foxborough High School senior Brian DeVellis, who helped spearhead the class gift with Sepe, class adviser Kristen D’Errico and class officers, Meggie Maguire (vice president), Lauren Sampson (secretary) and Timothy O’Toole (treasurer), said these funds will help the class incorporate more elements into the project.
“Almost half of the money we raised came from the Partners in Patriotism Fund, so we can use this money to build the garden, benches and maybe add a flag pole and bird bath,” DeVellis said. “We can make this project go from good to great.”
The Doolittle Home invites residents, family and friends of all ages to an afternoon of music and refreshments in our private park adjacent to the parking lot at 16 Bird Street. Featuring music by the Stardust Saxophone Quartet, the entertainment will commence at 2 pm. Bring a folding chair or a blanket, your dancing or tapping shoes and get ready for an old fashioned afternoon of fun. Balloons and a bubble machine, cookies and punch will engage youngsters and adults alike.
The Doolittle Home is celebrating “A Century of Caring” and has events planned throughout the year welcoming the community into the home and grounds. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Foxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Continue reading 100 Years With Music In The Park, Sunday 2-4pm