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October 12, 2012

Women's Fund of Essex County celebrates 10 years

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The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host its 10th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Oct.18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peabody Marriott Hotel, 8 Centennial Drive, Peabody.

The luncheon will recognize and honor the recipients of the Fund’s 2012 grant awards in the funding field of economic self-sufficiency and security, including Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Citizens for Adequate Housing, COMPASS for Kids, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., Girls Inc. of Greater Haverhill, Girls Inc. of Lynn, HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change), Healthy Directions, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center/ Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area, Wellspring House, YMCA of the North Shore and YWCA of Greater Lawrence.

The Women’s Fund of Essex County was founded in 2003 to promote philanthropy and to raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide opportunities and promote solutions for women and girls in need throughout county. It has awarded over $500,000 in grants to non-profit organizations to date.

To purchase tickets to the Luncheon and learn more about The Women’s Fund, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org.

Methuen hosts marching band show

METHUEN — The 14th Annual Methuen Band Show will be held Sunday at Nicholson Stadium.

The show is sponsored by the Methuen Ranger Band Parents Association in association with the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA).

The show will include performances by high school marching bands from Andover, Bedford, Dracut, Norwood, Tewksbury, and the Methuen Ranger Marching Band and Color Guard.

In addition, the show will feature a guest exhibition performance by the University of Massachusetts – Lowell Marching Band.

The show begins at 1 p.m. and will close with an award ceremony at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and concessions will be available. Nicholson Stadium is located on Pleasant View Street.

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