Leominster Credit Union recently donated 100 new blankets to area veteran's homes, homeless shelters and charities through their participation in the Massachusetts Credit Union League's Community Hope Initiative.

John O'Brien, president and CEO of Leominster Credit Union was pleased with the generosity of the members and commitment of the staff to make this year's blanket drive such a success.

"We have participated in this event for five years and each year the employees strive to make it more successful than the last. This year we held a 'Jean's Day' and the money raised from that event went towards purchasing additional blankets. We're proud of our employees; they take great pride in giving back to the community, one of the core values at LCU,'' O'Brien said.

LCU distributed blankets to several organizations, including the Sterling Fire Department and the Clinton Senior Center.

Casey Brown, of Sterling, is part of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's Drama Club presentation of "Legally Blonde: The Musical,'' on Saturday, March 28, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Pilar Hastings, daughter of James and Carmen Hastings, of Clinton, was named to the fall dean's list at Westfield State University.

Worcester Academy students auditioned for and were invited to join the Central District Honors Ensembles of the Massachusetts Music Educator Association (MMEA). Several local students who joined are: Haein Lee and Evan Lee, of Lancaster, and Matthew Dallas, of Berlin. The Worcester Academy musicians played in the MMEA Central District Concert at Mechanics Hall in January.

Joyce Salles, an Assabet Valley Regional High School student and...

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