Worcester’s Guild of St. Agnes Celebrates 100th Birthday
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In the past century, thousands of children of different economic, racial, social, and religious backgrounds have benefited from the Guild’s programs.
Dedicated to their mission to “Provide families with quality, affordable, early childhood education and school age programs in a safe, nurturing, environment for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years,” all six of the Guild’s centers have been licensed and accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Across Central Mass, thirteen hundred children are currently in the trusted care of the Guild of St. Agnes, receiving quality education and attention in centers, family homes, and after-school programs. What began in 1913 as a small, community-organized home for women and children in need has blossomed into a widely influential organization that has touched hundreds of lives.
The celebration begins this Saturday at Worcester’s DCU Center, where hundreds of Guild children and their families are being treated to a Sharks versus Providence hockey game.
A second 100th birthday party will be held Thursday, April 4th at the Hanover Theatre for a performance of Les Miserables. Everyone from the community is welcome to join the Guild in celebration at this event, starting with the VIP cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the show whose curtain rises at 7:30 p.m.
Festivities are set to continue into the autumn, for there will be an appreciation dinner on October 24th at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston honoring the Guild’s diligent staff and several long time community supporters. More information on this event will arrive later on this year.
Tickets cost $125 for great seats to the award-winning show, Les Miserables, and a place at the cocktail reception, and admission is $50 for just the reception. To buy tickets or to receive more information about this event, please contact Sharon Woodbury at SWood016@aol.com or at 508-755-2238 ext. 22.
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