ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Freshman a Scoring Machine for Cardinal Spellman Soccer
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STOUGHTON GIRL GETTING A KICK OUT OF SOCCER SUCCESS! Stoughton's Adriana Forcucci was born and raised here. She started playing Stoughton town soccer at age six. Adriana has also played club soccer for the Scorpions for the past six years.
She is a freshman at Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton and even though she is just in her first year there she made the varsity soccer team there.
She is a forward on the team, and quite a prolific scorer! She is listed on Boston.com High School Girls' Soccer scoring leaders in the Catholic Central League, with 9 goals and 5 assists for a total of 14 points.
Her team is currently 15-0 heading into an October 24 match at Bishop Stang.
Her jersey number is “lucky 13."
Stoughton is proud of Adriana's accomplishments, and wishes her much success during her high school years! Just to make her comfortable, we shout, "GGGGGOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!"
AND, THE PANCAKES TASTED SO GOOD! The Stoughton Lions Club held a tasty fundraiser on Sunday, October 21 at the VFW in Stoughton Square.
Carol Melendy and Bonnie Abrams Biederman served fabulous pancakes, eggs and sausages. There were raffles - for 50/50 cash, an autographed Red Sox championship photo, and even a toaster.
King Lion Bob Mullen said he was very happy with the large gathering. "People have been coming in all morning. It's just great to see it," he told About Town.
The Lions Club charities support sight programs and services, including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. They also help to provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight.
Many of the volunteers from the pancake breakfast are pictured (in the media gallery). Left to right in the group photo are: Carol Neville, Carol Melendy, Effie Noren, Ed DeFelice, Bonnie Abrams Biederman, Jerry Capozzoli, Chris Gilday, Chris Zienko, John Pires and Bill Harmon. Chris Zienko of Men in Black served as DJ, spinning tunes and stories. A delicious time was had by all.
SERENADERS DELIGHT LARGE THRONG AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Stoughton Historical Society hosted a concert featuring the Stoughton Senior Serenaders on Sunday, October 21, and a capacity crowd left in an uplifted mood.
Dwight MacKerron served as the emcee for the afternoon musical festivities. Helyn Hall, director of the group, played piano and led the chorus from song to song. Larry Ward was the Director of the concert.
Hall told About Town she was delighted with the loud crowd. She finds it inspiring, saying, "I had a list of dozens of songs, but I could feel what they wanted. We just kept playing what they wanted to hear. It was great."
There were solos and duets by 95 year old Albert Pass, Brad Russell, Rosemarie Amadeo, Dottie Burns, Larry Ward, and Jerry & Sylvia Miller (a married couple of 56 years.) After the concert, ice cream sundaes and baked goods were served.
For those of you who are musically inclined, here are some of the tunes that were sung by this talented group of youngsters at heart: Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Give My Regards to Broadway, America the Beautiful, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Cabaret, Without A Song, I'm Sittin' On Top of the World, Over the Rainbow, When You're Smiling, Don't Fence Me In, Shine on Harvest Moon, Bye Bye Blackbird, Sentimental Journey, Danny Boy, Sweet Caroline, Everybody Loves Somebody, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, I Believe, and 'Til We Meet Again.