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5 Things, January 31: SHS Senior Class, Gridiron Club and POPS Fundraisers at Local Restaurants

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Food Fundraisers; Early Release Day for Stoughton Public Schools; Party All Night Long; And More...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Stoughton High Senior Class Fundraiser at Panera Bread

Stop into Panera Bread in Stoughton (1334 Park St.) on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and 10‐20% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation will be donated directly to Stoughton High School Class of 2013 (this year's graduating class).

You need to present a flyer when ordering (which can be found in the media gallery of this article).

2. Stoughton High Football Gridiron Club Fundraiser at Halfway Cafe

The Halfway Cafe in Cobbs Corner will donate up to 20% of your check to the Stoughton High School Football Gridiron Club any time on Thursday, Jan. 31 when you present your donation ticket (which can be found in the media gallery of this article).

3. POPS Fundraiser at the Chateau

Stoughton’s Parents of Performing Students organization (POPS) is having a fundraiser at the Chateau in Stoughton (1165 Park St.), also on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Come enjoy lunch or dinner (from 11:15 a.m. until close) on 1/31 and the Chateau will donate 20 percent of your bill to POPS.

Print the ticket posted in the media gallery, and present it to your waiter or waitress when you pay the check.

Only one ticket per group is needed. It’s good for both dine-in and take out orders (781-341-2503).

4. Early Release Day for Stoughton Public Schools

Thursday, Jan. 31 is an early release day for the Stoughton Public Schools. The school hours for early release days are:

  • SHS & OMS: 7:35 a.m. – 11:32 a.m.
  • Elementary: 8:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

5. Save the Date: 3rd Annual Party All Night Long March Madness Fundraiser

The following is submitted by PANL:

Party All Night Long (PANL) is hosting its 3rd Annual March Madness Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Portuguese National Club at 21 Railroad Ave. Stoughton.  

March Madness features a Cash Elimination Raffle with the chance to win $3,000 cash.  There will be 3 additional prizes of $500 each.  Only 100 Cash Raffle tickets will be sold. Tickets will be offered to previous purchasers only until February 1, and then will go on sale to general public. So if you want to secure the same number you had last year, you only have until Friday to buy a ticket before that number goes on sale to the general public.

PANL sold out of tickets last year! Cash raffle tickets are $100 each and can be purchased individually or together with a group.  Winners need not be present to win.  Each cash raffle ticket includes one ticket to the March Madness Party. Additional event tickets are $20 each. 

To Purchase Elimination Raffle Tickets, or for more information, contact Debbie Hickey 339-206-3674 or email StoughtonPANL@gmail.com.  

If you or your business is interested in supporting the March Madness Event by donating cash, silent auction items, or food, please contact Rose Eckler, Event Chair at 781-588-2463 or email StoughtonPANL@gmail.com.

BONUS: Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton

Stoughton resident Peg Carbone continues her effort to curb hunger in Stoughton, personally picking up donations for the food pantries every Thursday.

Here's a note from Peg: "I pick up non perishable food and also household items every Thursday, anywhere in Stoughton and deliver them to the food pantry. Please tell your friends and neighbors. One item, one bag or several, and I will pick them up every Thursday."

Haven't called to arrange a pickup? It's not too late. Call Peg at 508-889-1385 or send an email to peg.carbone@comcast.net.

BONUS: "Murder at the Library" Fundraiser on TV

The murder mystery presentation to benefit SOLA (Support Our Library Association) was captured by Stoughton Media Access and will air on the Public Access channel on the following dates:

  • Thursday Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Feb. 3 at 9 p.m.

Tune to Comcast Channel 9 or Verizon Channel 28. DVD's are available for Purchase for $15 dollars - proceeds to benefit Support Our Library Association. Call the studio to order your copy - 781-341-1708.

Heather January 31, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Why would all of these groups host fundraisers that involve different restaurants all on the same night. Are people that want to contribute too all these groups expected to eat three dinners?

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