North Quabbin Notebook: Jan. 31, 2023

Published: 01-30-2023 3:16 PM

Orange Senior Citizens Club meeting Thursday

ORANGE — The Orange Senior Citizens Club is set to meet, weather permitting, at the Orange Senior Center at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

This is a regular monthly business meeting. All members are invited to attend, as well as guests and prospective members. Any local resident age 50 or older is eligible to become a member. Dues are $5 per year.

Thursday’s agenda includes reviewing minutes of the Dec. 1, 2022 meeting as well as the treasurer’s report and reports from the Fair Committee, Program Committee and Trip Committee.

Club compiling recipe booklet

Any member who provided a recipe for the Orange Senior Citizens Club recipe booklet may receive a copy of that booklet. However, some members brought recipes to the December meeting after the booklet had been compiled. Tracy Gaudet has agreed to take more recipes at this meeting to add to the booklet. Any member who took a booklet in December may bring that booklet back to the February meeting and return it to the Council on Aging office.

Gaudet and her staff will print the new recipes, insert them into the Orange Senior Citizens Club recipe booklet and return the booklets to the club secretary in time for the March meeting.

Chamber of Commerce holding super raffle

ATHOL — The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce is holding a super raffle, with a $10,000 grand prize.

There are 400 tickets available and each one costs $100. The second- and third-place prizes are $500. The fourth-, fifth-, sixth- and seventh-place prizes are $250. Winners will be drawn on Thursday.

Ticket vouchers can be purchased online at Tickets must be signed in person by the holder. Venmo is accepted.

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Tickets can also be purchased at the chamber office at 80 Freedom St. in Athol. Tickets will not be mailed.

You must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket. Refunds will only be issued in the event the raffle is canceled. In the event of cancellation, ticket buyers will be contacted by phone or email and issued a refund.

The drawing will be held Thursday at the American Legion, located at 325 Pequoig Ave. in Athol. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. The last ticket will be sold at around 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

New Salem to celebrate Love Your Library Month

NEW SALEM — In celebration of Love Your Library Month in February, the Friends of the New Salem Public Library is holding a free drawing for two gift baskets — one for adults and one for children.

Each time you visit the library, fill out a free ticket to enter the drawing. The more visits, the more chances to win. The gift baskets will be on display at the library. Winners will be picked on March 2.

Email questions to the Friends at

North Quabbin Cruisers offering scholarships

ORANGE — The North Quabbin Cruisers has announced the availability of scholarships for post-grad students looking to further their education. Priority will be given to students entering an automotive-related field.

Applications can be obtained from: Ralph C. Mahar Regional School, Athol High School, Franklin County Technical School, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Quabbin Regional High School and Narragansett Regional High School.

Applications may also be obtained from any North Quabbin Cruiser members or by contacting club President Pam Harris at 413-658-5060.