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Briefs: Papa Gino’s Adds D’Angelo, Will Donate Tuesday Sales to Pantry; Local Student Wins Scholarship

PLUS: 7 police departments plan charity cornhole tournament at Wamesit Lanes to benefit Make-A-Wish

The Papa Gino’s location at Oakdale Plaza, next to Market Basket, has added D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. In honor of the co-branding, the company will donate all sales tomorrow, Sept. 26, to the Tewksbury Community Pantry.

Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo share a parent company, and prior to opening a newly combined Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo restaurant, team members are asked to identify a local community organization, such as a food pantry or emergency assistance program, making a significant, positive impact in their neighborhood. The store then donates the entire first day of sales to the chosen organization. In 2022, NEAE converted six restaurants to co-branded locations, donating a total of $20,061.34 to local food pantries and relief programs through the generosity of its guests. Learn more.

Ryan Rosenberg from Tewksbury received a scholarship from The Scot’s Charitable Society / The Woman’s Auxiliary Board of the Scot’s Charitable Society at their Award Ceremony held at the Tri-County Regional Vocational High School in Franklin, Mass. This is the third year that Rosenberg has received a scholarship from the group, enabling him to study at UMass Amherst. In addition, he received the McCall-Nichols essay award and read his essay about his Scottish heritage at the ceremony.

The Society, founded in Boston in 1657, is the oldest continually operating charity in the United States. With support from the Woman’s Auxiliary, $100,00 was awarded to 26 recipients of Scottish descent. Scholarship criteria focuses on academics, extra-curricular activities and interview skills. More information about the Society/Auxiliary and the scholarship program can be found at the society’s website –

Seven local police departments — the Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford Police — are joining forces to host a cornhole tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Wamesit Lanes and will be a 64-team, single-elimination cornhole tournament. All money raised will go directly to help the Make-A-Wish organization grant transformative wishes to local children battling critical illnesses.

“We are proud to join forces to support Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island — a great organization that grants wishes for critically ill children,” said Billerica Police Chief Roy Frost. “We invite anyone from our communities to join us at Wamesit Lanes for a fun and exciting day of fun that will benefit a truly amazing cause.”

Registration is $50 for individuals and $100 for teams, with prizes awaiting the top-performing teams in the competition. Participants must be 18 or older.

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