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ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER DANCE
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VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
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We recently honored our dedicated crew of volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night.  Participants from the Life Skills Group handed out small tokens of gratitude to each volunteer who makes a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Beacon of Hope would not be able to do what it does without the support and compassion of our volunteers.  Please contact us if you would like to

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5th ANNUAL CHARITY DART SHOOT
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Join us on June 24th at the Leominster Eagles for a day of fun.  Even if you don't play darts, they'll be outside activities such as corn hole, food and amazing raffles.  We'll have a karate master on hand from 11:30am-1:00pm, teaching people of all ages and abilities how to break boards.  Don't miss it!!

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Thank You!
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This year's Walk for Hope, held on April 30th,  was a huge success thanks to all who walked, volunteered and sponsored the event.  We raised over $11,000 to help support programming for people with developmental disabilities!

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“Seaside Fun”
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Check out our traveling "Seaside Fun" mural installed recently at the Leominster Public Library.

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Past Paper Pollinator Collage
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Join us at the Leominster Public Library on September 21 from 6:15-7:15.  We will be having  a reception to celebrate the colorful pollinator collage that our Beacon artists created out of the paste paper they made this past spring with local artist, CM Judge.  This project was sponsored in part by a grant from the Leominster Cultural Council supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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What is Paste Paper?
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Paste paper is made by boiling cornstarch and water until it is thick and then, mixing it with acrylic paint.  Wet a sheet of paper and brush on the paste mixture.  Using a variety of tools like combs, rings and found objects, create marks on the paper by dragging these implements across the surface.  Let the paint dry and, voila, you have a beautiful color paper to use in creating a variety of masterpieces.  We used ours to create a paste paper

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JOIN US – PUBLIC ART WORKSHOP
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ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER DANCE – November 6th
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Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for our biggest fundraiser as we celebrate 28 years of supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families.   The dinner dance, which is catered by Sonoma Restaurant of Princeton, will be held November 6th at 6pm at the Leominster Lodge of Elks.  Mike Cooley of "Cool Talk" will be emceeing the event to the tunes of DJ Ray Richard. "Celebrities" this year include Mayor Mazzarella, Representative

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Stonework Play – “Butterfly Transformation”
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