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North Attleborough Around Town: Person of the Year, Baptist Church yard sale, chorale auditions

Balfour Gold Duster hosts “Person of the Year”

The Balfour Gold Duster organization hosted guest speaker Kelly Fox, “Attleboro Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year,” at its Sept. 20 member luncheon held at the Murray Church, North Main Street, Attleboro.

The mission of the Gold Dusters is to share Balfour’s legacy with his valued employees.  Members meet four times each year to educate, entertain and reunite with former employees of the company.

All Balfour employees with a minimum two years of employment may join the Gold Dusters and be eligible for limited medical reimbursement. Membership forms can be found at


Yard sale at Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church, 75 Park St., North Attleborough, will hold an indoor yard sale on Friday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday is Bag Day on selected items.

Items ready for sale are furniture, dishes, frames, mirrors, dolls, collectibles, a golf scene tapestry and more. Donations are appreciated and may be dropped off at the church from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 and the following Monday. For questions and assistance, leave a message at the church office at 508-699-2434.

Clean household items in good condition are needed. Electrical items must be in working order. Computers, televisions, and microwaves will not be accepted. When in doubt, ask. No clothing at this time. Look for the Rummage Sale (clothing) in October.

The church is located on the Baptist Common between North Washington and Park Streets in North Attleboro.


Oldtown Church pot roast supper

The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough, MA (Oldtown Church) is hosting a pot roast supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. The menu includes home-cooked pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, desert and beverage, served family-style.

The price is $15 for adults, and $7 for children 10 years old and under. $1 of each adult meal served will go to the Food Forward mission, to help feed those in need in the area. Serving begins promptly at 6 p.m., so please plan to check-in around 20 minutes in advance.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ed at 1-508-212-4774 online at Takeout orders are also accepted. The vestry hall is handicap accessible through the rear entrance.  Oldtown church is located at 675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough.


Bristol Chorale open auditions for winter season

The Bristol Chorale and Chamber Orchestra of Massachusetts, under the direction of Maestro Earl Raney, extends an invitation to Community area singers (ages 14 through adult) to join the Bristol Chorale.

The Bristol Chorale continues to advance the grand tradition of community choral singing, combining musical artistry with a joyful spirit. To hear recordings of the most recent inaugural concert, please visit their website

Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 647 N Main St, Attleboro, MA. Placement auditions are Sept. 26 at 7 pm.  All are welcome.

For more information contact Edmund Clavette 508-212-4774 or visit and submit questions via the Contact Us page.


Paws of Comfort events and fundraisers

The Southeastern MA Paws of Comfort Lions are excited to announce three upcoming fundraising activities. All of these events are being held to raise money for local Lion charities and community needs as they arise. All of the proceeds go to these charities and the communities.

Comedy Show—Fall into laughter on Saturday, Oct. 14, with comedians Artie Janueario, Mitch Stinson and Smokin’ Joe Holden. For more information and tickets contact Monique at 508.431.0282.

Wine for a Cause—Throughout the month of October, purchase select wines at City Spirits in North Attleborough and Attleboro.  The wines will be showcased with the Lions Club logo.

Please remember the Lions collect redeemable bottles and cans, can tabs, eyeglasses (including sunglasses) and hearing aids. For pickup or to drop off, call either Joyce at 401-487-0034 or Annmarie at 508-223-6039.

Don’t forget to like the group’s Facebook page at


Nuclear disarmament forum at Our Lady of La Salette

Peter Metz, a retired MIT educated engineer, Massachusetts Peace Action Nuclear Disarmament Working Group member and well-known speaker on the need for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, will speak on nuclear disarmament on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the at the Welcome Center at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, 947 Park St., Attleboro.

The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the La Salette chapter of Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for justice and peace. For additional information, please contact Elaine at


Colonial Pipers Band seeks new members

The Colonial Pipers Bagpipe Band recently took part in providing music to the riders of the Pan Mass Challenge on Cherry Street in Wrentham. This is a young person’s band looking for new members of middle school age and older. Current members come from Attleboro, North Attleborough, Wrentham and Foxboro.

The band practices each Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the VFW Post in Norwood. No prior musical experience is required. All instruction, equipment, and instruments are provided free of charge to members of the band.

The band participates in many local and distant parades and activities such as the North Attleborough Memorial Day parade and will be in the Wrentham 350th anniversary parade on Sept. 16. The band recently participated in the Freedom, New Hampshire, Old Home Week parade on July 29.

For more information, please call Donna Lucas, 508-369-7592 or email


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