Every year for the past 28 years, the Massachusetts State Police has worked with the Marines to collect toys for needy children by using State Police Barracks as drop off locations and assisting with toy drives throughout the state. In addition, State Police plan on holding its annual “Fill the Cruiser” event on Saturday, Dec. 1 at various Toys-R-Us locations across the state.
Dec. 7 is Andover Senior Center’s Holiday Fair
ANDOVER - Take some of the stress out of gift giving while you support the Andover Senior Center.
Andover’s senior elves have been busy all year making gifts for the annual holiday fair, which starts Friday Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Featured are hand-knit and quilted items, a giant bake table, antique and costume jewelry, as well as live plants and our local garden club arrangements.
All profits from the fair go directly to the Senior Center to support some of the many extra activities that take place throughout the year, including the monthly continual breakfast, “High Tea and History” in conjunction with the Andover Historical Society, as well as special entertainment. Payment with cash or checks only.
If you cannot join in the first day of the fair, items will be available in the lobby during the first part of December, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 30 Whittier Court in Andover. (978)623-8321 for information.
Panera Bread makes $6,750 ‘Dough-Nation’
NORTH ANDOVER - Panera Bread of North Andover yesterday announced it has presented a check for $6,750 to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. The money, raised through Panera’s Operation Dough-Nation program, will be used to support the Boys & Girls Club’s Homework Help Center, helping the Club continue to provide academic support and to promote the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development for all members.