Submitted by Boy Scout Troop 114
Cory Abraham, a junior at Bedford High School and a member of Bedford Boy Scout Troop 114, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.
This accomplishment represents almost six years of adventure, fun, work, and dedication to the Boy Scout program for Cory. He is also a member of the Pennacook Lodge Order of the Arrow.
Submitted by Noah Southard, BHS Class of 2019
For the last two years, I have been involved in a wonderful service project sending care packages to Massachusetts state college students who were part of the foster care system and/or are experiencing homelessness. This project is important and meaningful because it helps 200 college students in need. Coordinated by Shirley Fan-Chan who is the contact person with the students, many local volunteers have been involved in this project.
I am a senior at Bedford High School who is soon heading to college. I feel so grateful to have the privileges I have, and the support of my family. I want to do whatever I can to help these students who are working hard to succeed, despite the challenges they face economically and without families to help them.
Submitted by CSF Dollars for Scholars
Thank you, Bedford: Spirited fun and friendship dominated the 5th Annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night. This scholarship fundraiser on January 27, 2019, at St Michael Parish Hall drew from the Bedford Community to compete and raise scholarships for our high school seniors.
Submitted by Barbara Murphy
Box Tops for Education coupons will be collected at all four schools on Friday, February 15th.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
A generous 2019 donation made by the Bedford Minuteman Memorial Trust has allowed both the Lane and Davis Schools the opportunity to enhance not only their all-school instructional book rooms but also their mentor-text libraries.
The donation was funded through the Minuteman Company’s sale of luminaries in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Bedford Minuteman Memorial Trust officers thank all the people and organizations who purchased luminaries and displayed them throughout Bedford to make this gift possible.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Girl Scout Troop 71644 is holding a Paper and Toiletry drive to help local Coast Guard families affected by the recent government shut down. The drive is underway and will last through the end of February.
Soap, deodorant, and personal hygiene products; laundry and dish detergent; paper towels and toilet paper are welcome. Though families need these products, they are not typically available through food banks. If the government doesn’t shut down again, these donations will be donated to homeless shelters.
By Dot Bergin
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation Awards Unrestricted Cash Gifts to Three Bedford Organizations
The Friends of the Free Public Library and Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging each received $15,000 while the Bedford Community Table and Food Pantry received $20,000 from the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, at a ceremony on January 24 in the bank headquarters in Westborough, MA.
All told, the Charitable Foundation awarded $1.4 million to 84 community service organizations -31 food pantries, 27 libraries, and 26 senior centers in the towns within the Bank’s service area, which covers a wide range of towns in the MetroWest area.
Submitted by Bedford Mothers Out Front and Revise Energy
At their January 22nd meeting, the Bedford School Committee accepted a donation from Revise Energy to support the installation of solar panels on the public schools. The donation from Revise Energy, specifically designated for solarizing Bedford schools, will save energy and also provide an educational opportunity for students to learn more about solar energy and how it can be harvested.