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Local BURGER KING restaurant participating: 

Burger King at 944 Bennington Street, East Boston With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations powered by Funjet Vacations, a hot tub from New England Spas, a Sea-Doo(r) personal watercraft, American Airlines AAdvantage(r) miles, theme park tickets, Valvoline Instant Oil Change discounts and free services, and food prizes from participating BURGER KING restaurants. No purchase is required. “Cancer has touched so many lives. The work being done at Dana-Farber is helping to rid this devastating disease from the world,” said Jim Froio, Burger King franchisee. “The Burger King franchise community, our employees, and vendor partners are proud to help this effort through A Chance for Kids & Families.” In the last 15 years, participating BURGER KING restaurants have raised more than $11.9 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“We are so grateful to Birger King restaurant employees and their guests for their longstanding support of our mission,” said David Giagrando, assistant vice president, corporate partnerships, Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. “The funds from this program truly make a difference for our patients and their families.” For more information about the Jimmy Fund or A Chance for Kids & Families, including official rules and an alternate method of entry, visit a participating Burger King restaurant, jimmyfund.org or call the Jimmy Fund at 617-582-9675.

East Boston Kiwanis Club to honor Coletta as 2015 ‘Kiwanian of the Year’

Tickets Now Available for Sept. 26 Banquet to Honor Ed Coletta’s Community Service. The Kiwanis Club of East Boston has selected long-time Kiwanis member Ed Coletta as the club’s 2015 “Kiwanian of the Year,” and his service to Kiwanis and to the East Boston community will be commemorated at a banquet set for Saturday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s Function Hall in East Boston.

Mr. Coletta is an East Boston resident, and he has been a member of the East Boston Kiwanis Club for 28 years. During that time, he has twice been club president and currently serves as the club secretary. Over the years, he has served on numerous committees that have assisted children, senior citizens and those-in-need within the East Boston community.

The cost of a sit-down dinner at the Kiwanian of the Year banquet is $60. Tickets are available from Kiwanis Club Director Marisa Di Pietro by calling 617-650-3442 or e-mailing her at  [email protected] and from Kiwanis Club President Clark Moulaison at 617-699-7172 or at [email protected] Tickets are also available from any Kiwanis Club member.

The club membership is also marking the occasion with a commemorative souvenir program and advertisement booklet, which will be distributed at the banquet and within the East Boston community. To book a quarter-page, half-page or full-page ad in the booklet, also contact Marisa Di Pietro; the ad deadline is Sept. 6.

Funds raised during the Kiwanian of the Year banquet are used to fund the club’s community service projects, which include support for youth organizations such as the East Boston Little League, East Boston Girls Softball League, Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading, the East Boston YMCA, the Salesian Boys & Girls Club and the East Boston Social Centers. The club also supports the East Boston High School Key Club, the Grace Church and Meridian House food pantries, local EBARC activities, the Christmas Caroling Party at the Don Orione Home, the Kiwanis-Station 7 Bicycle Safety Rodeo, the Kiwanis One/Belle Isle Marsh Cleanup event and the senior citizen summer picnic trip to Salem Willows.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The East Boston Kiwanis Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Spinelli’s in Day Square, East Boston.

Salesian alumni celebration-Save the Date

The Salesian family is celebrating  Don Bosco’s Bicentenary Birthday on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston (former Savio Gym), 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128. There is an opportunity to choose to attend one or any of the following day-long events: 1:00 PM-Family Fun – children’s games, face painting, music, and more; 3:45 PM-Mass of St. John Bosco: 5:00 PM-Family BBQ; and, 7:00 PM -Reunion Social – appetizers & cash bar.

All Alumni, Former Faculty and Staff Members, and Salesian Cooperators are invited from St. Dominic Savio High School and Savio Prep High School , East Boston, Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston, Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, Julie Billiart Central High School, North End , and Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Ipswich .

 For more information contact Bro. Bernie Dube,SDB at (617) 455-9849 or email [email protected] gmail.com. Check out our Facebook page at “Salesian Family Celebrates”.

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