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ABOUT TOWN: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast; Former SHS QBs Reunite (And More…)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

PANCAKES TASTED GOOD--AND RAISED SOME MONEY: The Stoughton Lions Club held their 24th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 16, and several dozen people came by to enjoy the food, and contribute their $7, which benefited the Stoughton Lions Club Charity Fund for local eye research programs.

Faces In The Crowd: Selectmen John Anzivino and John Stagnone.

The photo in the media gallery is by Hank Herbowy. Caption: About Town's Mark Snyder, Lions Club President Bob Mullen, 33K District Governor Matthew Richardson, Lester Davis, Chris Gilday, and Carl McMorrow.

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AUTHOR HANDCUFFS CROWD: Speaking of the Lions Club, , a former Boston Police Officer shared details from his lengthy career in his book, “Badge #1: True Stories From a Boston Cop,” at a Lions Club event last week at that attracted nearly 50 people.

DeSario shared highlights of his nearly forty-year career in the book, and with the crowd, including stories about the Mafia, gangland slayings, the Combat Zone, busing, and race riots.

DeSario also revealed what it was like to have a ringside seat at events that made history, including his tales of Southie gangster Whitey Bulger. He shared the glamorous side of his job that included escorting high profile celebrities, religious leaders and political leaders during their visits to the Boston area.  

The photo in the media gallery by Hank Herbowy features Lions Club President Bob Mullen, Jery and Frankie DeSario, Ed DeFelice and Peter Ventresco.

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U-KNIGHTED: Two former quarterbacks, Dan Snyder (SHS 2009) and Willie McNamara (SHS 2010) met once again on the football field on Saturday, October 15 at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

McNamara, a wide receiver for UMass Dartmouth, saw his team defeat quarterback Snyder's Nichols Bisons, 21-6. 

The Photo in the media gallery is courtesy of Ron Bresse.

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STOUGHTON GIRL SCOUTS PASTA DINNER: The Stoughton Girl Scouts will have a pasta fundraising dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-8 p.m. 

The cost is $8, and includes pasta, meatballs, salad and garlic bread.  It will be held at the Sons of Italy Hall, 560 Washington St. on Rte. 138 in Stoughton.

Proceeds will be used to defray the cost of the girls travel to the Girl Scout 100th Anniversary “Rock the Mall” sing-along in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together more than 200,000 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all over the world. 

For tickets or more information, email stoughtongirlscouts@comcast.net.

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