EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 3, 2013

Help Boys & Girls Club and win $10,000


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Enter for a chance to win $10,000 in cash and support the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Raffle tickets are $100, and may be purchased by contacting Sarah Hogue at shogue@lawrencebgc.com or (978) 683-2747. The winner will be drawn at the club’s annual auction on Saturday at Diburro’s in Haverhill. No more than 300 tickets will be sold.

The auction, with a theme of “Night at the Derby,” will include cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction, as well as the grand raffle. Featured items include vacations in Costa Rica and Germany, golf in Ireland, an African safari, a NASCAR driving experience, a makeover for 10 at Robert Jason Salon, and a sports package of four of the best tickets available to all four New England teams.

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence provides a safe, after-school setting for over 3,200 youth in Lawrence. Young people ages 6-18 come for hot meals, homework help, college and career planning, fitness and nutrition programs, and lasting personal relationships.

Tickets for the auction are $150 per person and raffle tickets for the $10,000 prize are $100. Contact Sarah Hogue at shogue@lawrencebgc.com or (978) 683-2747 to make reservations or purchase raffle tickets.

Volunteers needed for Andover boards

ANDOVER — Officials are looking for residents who would like to volunteer for the town’s Retirement Board and Information Technology Advisory Committee.

The Retirement Board, with one vacancy, provides retirement benefits to Andover employees under Massachusetts general laws.

Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski said ideal candidates would carry an understanding of retirement and human resource laws, and be familiar with the state’s contributory retirement system.

While there is one opening for that board, a completely unfilled IT Advisory Committee needs to be filled.

The committee is designed to provide advice on technology to town Chief Information Officer Paul Puzzanghera.

The ideal candidate for the committee would be anyone who works with technology for a living and weigh in on how the town can improve how it uses technology in the town’s offices and schools, according to Stapczynski.

Those interested in applying for either board can download the town’s talent bank form at andoverma.gov/publish/talentbank.pdf and follow the on-form instructions to submit it.