METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni on Wednesday met with teachers and students at the Islamic Academy for Peace at 125 Oakland Ave. on a tour that included a session with members of the school’s Student Council, where Zanni discussed community involvement and what it is like to run for office.
“It was a great experience to have an intimate discussion with the Student Council members,” explained Zanni. “They are an active organization of students at the Academy.”
Zanni described his responsibilities as mayor, while answering questions from the group of students. Questions asked included why Zanni first chose to run for Mayor; and what it is like to campaign for office.
After the students were finished asking questions, the Mayor asked the students what the goals of the Student Council is.
“We want to be a charitable organization that will help the community and make the school a better place,” said Leena Hamad, President of the Student Council.
Cheers for turkey at Methuen VFW
METHUEN — The Arnold Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8349 in Methuen will throw their annual Turkey Cheer fundraiser next week, said post Commander Steven Paine and Ladies Auxiliary President Judy Fay Donahue.
The event will be held at the post’s home at 26 River St., at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16. Proceeds will go to local veterans charities and the post home. Post members and the post committee are also soliciting items for a raffle that evening.
If residents or members have any questions or want to donate items, call the post at 978-687-9465.
Churches to take donations for hurricane victims
Cardinal Seán O’Malley has authorized a collection be taken the weekend of Nov. 10-11 in all parishes of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
O’Malley wants donations in support of the relief efforts to areas devastated by Sandy, particularly in Haiti, Cuba and areas in the Northeast United States. All monies collected will be distributed from the Archdiocese of Boston to the church agencies involved in these relief efforts.