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Local attorneys are honored

WORCESTER - Three organizations recognized several area attorneys last month for their pro bono work during the past year on behalf of low-income clients.

The Volunteer Lawyers Service of the Massachusetts Justice Project, Community Legal Aid and the Worcester County Bar Association presented the awards to: Attorney Al Esposito of Auburn, who received the Volunteer Lawyers Service Outstanding Volunteer Award; Attorney Lisa Murphy of Westboro, who received the Volunteer Lawyers Service Bankruptcy Award; Attorney Laura Gal, who received the Community Legal Aid Outstanding Volunteer Award; Attorney Sarah Escolas, who received the Outstanding Volunteer Award; and Attorney Frank Anthony, who received the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Wachusett Regional to benefit

Sunnyside Motors of Holden hopes to raise as much as $8,000 for Wachusett Regional High School through Ford Motor Co.'s Drive One 4 UR School program, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the high school campus, 1401 Main St., Holden.

For every eligible person who gets behind the wheel and test drives a new Ford, Sunnyside and Ford will donate $20 - up to $8,000 - to benefit the Booster Club's effort to fund extra-curricular school activities.

Companies are recognized

Workers' Credit Union of Fitchburg, Sterilite Corp. of Townsend, Bemis Associates of Shirley and Tyco SimplexGrinnell of Westminster have been recognized for exceeding the $1 million mark in their total contributions to the United Way of North Central Massachusetts since the nonprofit's inception in 1979.

"The level of support and consistency of it, year in and year out, is remarkable," said Phil Grzewinski, president of United Way of North Central Massachusetts, which serves 19 communities.

Scholarships now available

Cumberland Farms has opened the application period for its sixth annual Believe and Achieve Scholarship program.

High school seniors who live within 30 miles of a Cumberland Farms store and plan to attend college next fall may apply before Dec. 15 for a $1,000 scholarship. For rules and requirements, go to https://cumberlandfarms.scholarshipamerica.org/.

Food donations are sought

Nonperishable food items are being collected through November by Clinton Savings Bank for the WHEAT and CARE food pantries at 500 Main St. and 149 Chestnut St., Clinton.

Collection boxes have been set up at the bank's offices: 200 Church St., Clinton; 1 Main St., Sterling; 35 Central St., Berlin; 563 Main St., Bolton; 81 Shrewsbury St., Boylston; 231 West Boylston St., West Boylston.

Customers may also buy the cookbook "Christmas Cooking With CARE" for the benefit of the CARE Food Pantry.

Stop & Shop food drive begins

Stop & Shop, the Quincy-based food chain with stores in Central Massachusetts among its 398 locations, has launched its 22nd annual Food for Friends program, available at all stores through Dec. 8.

Customer donations support hunger relief organizations with 60 percent allocated directly to local food panties and 40 percent to regional food banks.

Last year, Stop & Shop raised $2 million for food assistance.

APICS chapter recognized

In recognition of the high level of services and professional development opportunities made available to its members and customers, the APICS Worcester County Chapter has been given the 2011 Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting Platinum Award.

APICS is the association for operations management.

Funds are raised at yard sale

Volunteers for the Westboro-based Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts recently raised more than $1,700 for its Ambassador Program through the sale of furniture, clothing, household goods, books and other items.

The yard sale event was headed by Joan Rauch of Westboro.

Money raised will support expenses of association volunteers - survivors and family members - who travel the state sharing their stories to help raise awareness of brain injury and prevention.

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