Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 11, 2013

Fabulous Feast offers food, fundraiser

Supports children's programs while honoring two locals

People have a chance to experience about 20 of the area’s restaurants all in one Andover location on Wednesday, April 24. The money raised for the event supports children’s programs in the Merrimack Valley.

It’s the annual Fabulous Feast at the Andover Wyndham Hotel at 123 Old River Road, and it is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence.

The April 24 event runs from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. and includes dinner and dessert, with people able to sample food from as many of the vendors as they’d like. Individual tickets are available for $45 each if purchased before next Thursday April 17. Tables of 10 are $400. As of April 17, tickets are $50 each. To order visit

This year, the event – which features the food, entertainment and silent and live auctions – will also honor a pair of standout citizens.

A lifetime achievement award will be given to Bruce Arnold, member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame who has been called the Voice of the Merrimack Valley for his work on WCCM, and is known for being a mentor to a number of other media personalities. Sports media members Dan Roche and Bill Burt will be on hand for the event.

A humanitarian award will be give to Dr. Dan Hale. He is known for his work with children at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children and has been instrumental in the establishment of the Pediatrics Center at Lawrence General Hospital, which allows more children to receive specialized care locally, according to the club.

The Fabulous Feast is one of three major fundraising events for Kiwanis, a service club that supports children’s organizations including the Y, the Greater Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, a horseback riding therapy program at Ironstone Farm in Andover, Lawrence General Hospital Pediatrics Center, student citizenship awards, student of the month awards, a Lawrence reading program, and the Greater Lawrence Education Collaborative. Last year’s Fabulous Feast raised more than $24,000 for these programs, according to the club.

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