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BVT Friends of Rachel Club Announces Car-Wash Fundraisers

May 28, 2016 05:00PM ● By Pamela Johnson
Area residents are encouraged to get their cars squeaky clean and help raise funds for a good cause during the upcoming Blackstone Valley Tech Friends of Rachel car-wash fundraiser.
The Friends of Rachel Club will hold a car wash on June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Upton VFW Post 5594, 15 Milford St. in Upton.
There is no charge for the car wash, but monetary donations of any amount will be accepted. Proceeds will help fund travel expenses for 23 BVT students competing in the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, June 20-24.
The BVT Friends of Rachel Club was formed following 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






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