Boys & Girls Club celebrates 20 years

On Saturday, Aug. 1, we invite the community to help celebrate our 20 year history as a Boys & Girls Club and 10 years in our current facility. Our cel­ebration includes a free musical review including many performances from the past 10 years, with our alumni are returning to reprise musical theater and dance shows previ­ously performed as mem­bers of the Boys & Girls Club.

There was a recent arti­cle in the Milford Cabinet about the 40 year anniver­sary of the opening of the American Stage Festival in Milford. Our facility is located in the former Souhegan Valley Theatre, previously the home of the American Stage Festival and Playhouse 101. We are happy to report that dur­ing the past decade, Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley staff and volun­teers have kept cultural arts alive and well on our stage and in our com­munity, with hundreds of young people performing and thousands participat­ing as audience members. Whether performing on stage or attending our af­terschool and vacation time programs, children have experienced life changing programs that help them perform bet­ter academically, develop good character and lead­ership skills, and adopt healthy lifestyles.

All are invited and en­couraged to join our cel­ebration at the Amato Center for the Perform­ing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon Street in Milford. If you are a past member, parent of a member, supporter, board member former staff member, or just cu­rious about our organi­zation and what we do, this event is for you! The event is FREE, with dona­tions accepted at the door. Doors open at 7:30 and the show curtains open at 8 p.m. All donations will benefit the programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley.

SUSAN TAYLOR

Executive Director,

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

Milford