Westborough Senior Center to host fundraiser
By Michael Gelbwasser, Contributing Writer
Westborough – After months of laughing at the white stuff, Westborough community members will laugh at the green.
And offer the Westborough Senior Center three cheers.
A special “Wearin” of the Green” night to benefit the senior center will be held is from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St.
Tickets are $10. There also will be a cash bar. And for $5, guests may have a corned beef sandwich with chips and a pickle.
All proceeds from this “night of laughter and song” will benefit the senior center, said Dennis Fenton, the fundraiser's organizer and performer. Tickets are available now at the senior center, 4 Rogers Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling 508-366-3000 to reserve a ticket.
“It's a winter doldrums thing. It's about getting out of your house on a Saturday night in February,” said Fenton, a Westborough resident for the past 30 years.
“It's about an opportunity to support the local senior center, which is an outstanding service to the community. I would hope that people would want to come out and support our seniors.”
Fenton is an outreach worker at the center.
“I visit men who live alone in their homes,” he said.
At the Knights of Columbus hall, Fenton will perform a version of the Irish program he has done at fundraisers for the past several years.
“It's largely a sing-a-long. It's traditional Irish music. Irish ballads. Lots of Irish jokes and humor. And a few of the heart rendering Irish songs that tear at your emotions,” Fenton, who is of Irish descent, said.
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