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Valley Tech Friends of Rachel Club Announces October Charity Dinner

Sep 26, 2017 01:16PM ● Published by Pamela Johnson

Students from the Blackstone Valley Tech (BVT) Friends of Rachel Club and Culinary Arts program are once again hosting a series of fundraising dinners to benefit several charitable organizations and causes. The next dinner will be held on Oct. 12, featuring an Italian menu; proceeds will go to the Special Olympics. The monthly dinners are held in the student-run Three Seasons Restaurant located on the BVT campus at 65 Pleasant Street in Upton, MA.

Each all-you-can-eat dinner is held on a Thursday evening and consists of a themed buffet, dessert, and beverage. Following are the two remaining dates, themes, and charitable causes that have been selected for the fall 2017 series of fundraising dinners:
  • November 9 - Roast Turkey dinner to benefit My One Wish
  • December 7 - Pot Roast dinner to benefit Shriner’s Hospital
Proceeds from these dinners will also benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Be Like Brit Foundation, and the Friends of Rachel Scholarship.
 
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Dinner seatings are scheduled every half hour from 5 to 6:30 PM. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call Dawn Dubois at 508-529-7758, ext. 2143, to book your reservation.
 
The BVT Friends of Rachel Club was formed by a group of students who were inspired by a Rachel’s Challenge program presentation made during the 2010-11 school year. The program is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed during the horrific massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her personal diaries have become the foundation for the life-changing program which has had a profound effect on Valley Tech students. The Friends of Rachel Club formed as a means for the students to perpetuate the program’s positive message by practicing random acts of kindness.
 
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Blackstone Valley Tech creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills. The school’s website is www.valleytech.k12.ma.us.


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