Village Garden Club welcomes new officers

At an Annual Dinner Meeting, the Village Garden Club celebrated the installation of the incoming board of directors for the coming year. Reports of the standing committees and power point presentation were presented by Helen Ann Knepper, outgoing president. Special guest speaker of the Garden Club Federation, Northern District Director Joyce Backshi, offered words of inspiration and motivation for the future, to all the gardeners present.

New officers are Mary Moran, president; Helen Ann Knepper, co-president; Cheryl Mc Keough, first vice president; Sue Rollfs, second vice president; Joanne Weightman, secretary; and Ellen Mc Keough, treasurer.

VNA tourney raises $28K

The 11th annual VNA of Middlesex-East Golf Tournament on June 14 raised $28,000 for the agency's Sawtelle Family Hospice House. Generous sponsors and a dedicated full field of golfers make the event a success year after year.

The tournament is held at the Andover Country Club and features 18 holes of golf on its championship course, plus a barbecue lunch and awards dinner. Major sponsors included Dole and Bailey, Keith Dissel/ARK Insurance, Richard Sawtelle and Salem Five. Sixty individuals and local businesses lent their support with sponsorships.

The nine-bed Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading provides compassionate comfort care and support to patients and families during the final stages of life. VNA of Middlesex-East provides home health and hospice care in Andover and surrounding communities.

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