Marlborough Rotarians make special deliveries for the holidays

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Getting canned goods for the assembly line are (l to r) Aaron Brenn, a freshman at Wachusett Regional High School; Fr. Michael J. McKinnon of Holy Trinity Anglican Church; and Fire Chief Kevin J. Breen.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Marlborough – Community leaders joined about two dozen Marlborough Rotary Club members and their families to fill boxes with groceries in a well-organized assembly line Dec. 21 at Market Basket in Hudson.

Next, they made special deliveries in Marlborough to give turkeys with all the fixings for holiday dinners to 40 families in need of assistance.

The supermarket provided discounts on groceries purchased by the nonprofit organization. Mark’s Moving & Storage donated the boxes, as they do for the Rotarians’ annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser.

Club member Peggie Thorsen noted, “This is our members reaching out to help Marlborough families have a brighter holiday.”

Find information about the Marlborough Rotary Club at marlboroughrotary.org and facebook.com/RotaryMarlboroughMA.

photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Mark Vital carries a box of groceries to his vehicle to be delivered.
Julie Schlacter assembles a box to be filled with groceries.
Robert Thorsen helps Jaime L’Heureux open a bag of onions.
Will McCook, 5, and his dad Matt fill boxes with groceries.
Andy Eick gets a few turkeys for the assembly line.