Happenings at the Boys & Girls Club

Happenings at the Boys & Girls Club


Feb 4, 2013

Happenings at the Boys & Girls Club

The children in the Puppet Theater learned how to mimic emotions using their hands to prepare them to mimic their puppets. Each kid made their own puppets out of paper plates that they will use for skits and practice next week.  In the Performance Theater, the performance of the semester was revealed with the parts that they could try out for. While the set crew started to brainstorm ideas for design, the actors practiced improv games.   In the Torch Club,  A public art director from the area, Mike Lash, came and spoke  about the influence of public art and the influence their piece will make in Salem. Torch members also studied stained glass and produced their own stained glass piece using contact paper and tissue paper.  The dance program continued to practice and build on their dance they learned from last week. The Art Club members went to the Peabody Essex Museum to visit the "Legacy of Change: Native American Art".

The 14 Under Girls basketball  lost two close games to Newton and Salem,  New Hampshire. The 18 and under boys basketball  defeated Salem, New Hampshire and lose a close game to Brockton.   The Robotics program sponsored by Cell Signaling Technology  is nearing the end of the first session. A new session will be starting soon.  The  Golf program directed  by  volunteer Ann Sullivan from Salem State University  started back up with 10 kids participating.  Jewelry Making class with Yailin Victoria began this week.

The following boys and  girls received Power Hour awards for January for outstanding performance with their homework: Milagros Fabian, Andre Noonan, Richard Jimenez, Eleanor Seyfried, Tatianna Ward, Isobel Seyfried, Treston Abreu, Emmanuel Hernandez, Lucas Dominguez, Lorenzo Peguero, Adam DeLeon, Johnny Fabian, Jariel Del Valle, Andrew Cameron, Angel Paulino and Jacob Mercedes.

The Torch Club Member of the Month went to John Reyes.  Congratulation’s John on working hard on your school work and being very helpful to the staff.

The Boys & Girls Club will be hosting the 4th Annual Shamrock Sweepstakes on Thursday, March 14, at the Salem Moose Family Lodge.

Over $13,000 in Prizes,  1st PRIZE  $10,000,  2nd PRIZE $1000,  3rd PRIZE $500, 7 PRIZES of $200 each

30 to 1 odds of winning a Cash Prize, Only 300 Tickets Sold, SWEEPSTAKE TICKETS $100  (split with friends/co-workers),  Early Bird Special - $500 drawing on Valentine’s Day,  February 14, 2013


ADMISSION IS $10 includes buffet

Tickets are available at the Boys & Girls Club Monday thru Friday 8am to 6pm.

For more information call 978-744-01915 or www.bgcgs.org

Reach the Beach Relay to Support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem

Twelve volunteers have signed up to participate on the Boys & Girls Club Reach the Beach Relay Running team. The Reach the Beach Relay will take place on May 17 & 18. It is a 200 mile run from Mt. Wachusett to Westport, MA. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem has formed a team of 12 runners who will take turns running continuously day and night until we reach the finish line, with each runner raising a minimum of $1,000 in support of this cause. Our team is ready for the challenge! I hope you will consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause to support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. You can make a donation at this link: http://www.bgcgs.org/give/doug

I am excited to be Team Captain for my first Reach the Beach Relay Race. I have been running for over 30 years. I’ve run in hundreds of road races and directed over 40, including the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day. But my favorite running event to participate in is the relay race, where team

members support each other on the course, working together towards one goal. I’ve participated in a number of relays such as Lake Winnipesaukee, Mill Cities and Lynn Woods, but this will be my first 24 hour relay race. I look forward to the team camaraderie both on and off the course as we work together to complete the race, and meet our personal and team fundraising goals to support programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.

Doug Bollen


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