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Community enjoys GMPI’s eighth annual Fun Fest

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Beth Donahue and her mother, Gina, lead a Zumba session. They instruct a weekly class for GMPI at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club in Marlborough.

Beth Donahue and her mother, Gina, lead a Zumba session. They instruct a weekly class for GMPI at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club in Marlborough.

Region – Guests of all ages enjoyed the eighth annual Community Fun Fest to benefit Greater Marlborough Programs, Inc. (GMPI), held June 14 at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129. Festivities included a barbecue, games, crafts, raffles, dunk tank, face painting, Zumba, inflatable amusements and special guest Flippo the Juggling Clown.

GMPI serves over 300 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the Metrowest area. Services include residential, respite, family support, and social and recreational programming.

The Community Fun Fest is a primary fundraising opportunity to support the social and recreational services, which receive minimal state funding.

For more information about GMPI, visit gmpinc.org.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

Good sport Cole Dubois, 14, volunteers to sit in the dunk tank to fundraise for GMPI.

Good sport Cole Dubois, 14, volunteers to sit in the dunk tank to fundraise for GMPI.

(l to r) Veronica Vojackova, her daughter Maya, 9, and her stepson Anthony Ross, 8, enjoy snacks.

(l to r) Veronica Vojackova, her daughter Maya, 9, and her stepson Anthony Ross, 8, enjoy snacks.

Elizabeth Whapham, a volunteer from St. Stephen Lutheran Church, sells raffle tickets.

Elizabeth Whapham, a volunteer from St. Stephen Lutheran Church, sells raffle tickets.

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