Kids and grown-ups help Northborough schools with Gala Jr.

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Bill Eburn dances with his daughters (l to r) Quinn, 4, and Abby, 5.

Northborough – Kids and grown-ups wore their fancy attire Feb. 8 while attending the fourth annual Gala Jr. in the cafeteria at Algonquin Regional High School. The evening’s proceeds go to Northborough Education Foundation (NEF). Main Street Bank sponsored the event and supplied gift bags.

The first one and a half hours were recommended for children age 6 and under, followed by another 90 minutes for age 7 and older. Deejay Michael Rutkowski taught dance moves and led games with prizes. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts were served with pink lemonade. A raffle with prizes of an iPod touch and oversized stuffed animal raised additional funds.

NEF provides funds for programs not covered by the school budget. In 2019, NEF awarded $65,000 in school grants. For more information about NEF, visit northboroughed.org and facebook.com/northboroughed.

photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Adelaide Gibson, 2, enjoys a swing dance with her dad, Josh.
Daisy Middletown dances with her son, Gregory, 2.
Jen Foran slow dances with her son, Luca, 6.
Benjamin Hawley, 2-1/2, dances with his mom, Jamie.
Maya, 5, and Grace Murray, 6, travel in a conga line.
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After working 12 years as a nationally-syndicated entertainment journalist, Ed Karvoski Jr. began writing feature articles for Community Advocate in 2000. He started writing for Fifty Plus Advocate in April 2015 and became its culture editor in December 2017.