Marlborough group to honor Marylou Vanzini at 25th anniversary celebration

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The Marlborough's Citizen's Scholarship Foundation announces its 25th anniversary benefit: (l to r) Diane Cronin, Mary Jo Nawrocki, Lee Benson, Mary Lou Vanzini, Deb Giroux, Steve LeDuc and Bill Brewin.
The Marlborough's Citizen's Scholarship Foundation announces its 25th anniversary benefit: (l to r) Diane Cronin, Mary Jo Nawrocki, Lee Benson, Mary Lou Vanzini, Deb Giroux, Steve LeDuc and Bill Brewin.

MarlboroughFormer State Representative Steve LeDuc recently announced the 25th anniversary celebration planned for the Citizen's Scholarship Foundation (CSF).

“There will be a series of events commemorating 25 years of helping Marlborough citizens achieve their college dreams, and at the same time, giving recognition to a very special person, Marylou Vanzini,” LeDuc said. “For almost half a century, Marylou has devoted her time to improving the quality of life for many in the city, from co-founding the Girls” Club of Marlborough, to her role on the School Committee, to initiating the All-Nighter for a safer prom night, and then for bringing Citizens” Scholarship Foundation to Marlborough.? Her footprint will exist for a long time to come.”

Vanzini reminisced about the inception of CSF, and issued a challenge to former donors, recipients and city residents at large.

“We need to raise money, lots of money, to “Pay it Forward,” to be able to help others to be able to continue their education,” Vanzini said. “With pride and determination, we can make sure that the legacy of providing assistance to Marlborough residents continues into the future. This isn's about me, it's about all those who jumped in along the way and worked so

Marylou Vanzini will be honored for nearly a half century of tireless commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Marlborough.(Photos/submitted)
Marylou Vanzini will be honored for nearly a half century of tireless commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Marlborough.(Photos/submitted)

hard to make Marlborough a better place to live.”

Mary Jo Nawrocki, former and interim Assabet Valley Regional Technical High superintendent/director and former Marlborough School Committee member and city councilor, credited Vanzini for pulling her into CSF.

“We had some great events over the last 25 years,” she said. “How can anyone forget our Cow Chop Bingo, or Spelling Bees, golf tournaments, or motorcycle race? We hope everyone will join us in honoring Marylou and in celebrating the CSF anniversary by contributing once again.”

LeDuc added that there will be a gala benefit in the spring, with a tentative date of March 26.