Boys & Girls Club to honor local leaders

For many adolescent, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenging one. This journey requires young people to understand and manage such things as physical changes in their bodies, relationships with authority, friends and members of the opposite sex, greater freedom and responsibility for personal decisions and increased peer pressure. To help make this transition a positive and healthy one, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lynn has been there to assist them in that transformation.

As adults we try to deal with a changing world, it is critically important to keep our children in mind and to remember that many of them are confused and frightened. The Boys & Girls Club of Lynn continues a tradition that has survived 120 years, serving the kids of the Lynn community.

Another tradition that has been embraced by the community is the Boys & Girls Club’s annual Steak & Burger. This event recognizes the business leaders of our community that have had an impact in molding the lives of our young people.

At this year’s event the Boys & Girls Club will induct two more members into the Hall of Fame, and present its’ Annual Commitment to Youth Award. Their commitment and devotion have demonstrated they are a true inspiration to the young people of Lynn.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, when the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn will host its Nineteenth Annual Steak & Burger Dinner from 5:00-8:00pm.

The Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame will welcome in new members’ form Club Executive Director Roy Nagy and Lynn School Department Nurse Mary Ellen Connelly. Additionally, Former Lynn School Superintendent Nicholas Kostan and Lynn DSS Social Worker Sue Cooper-Dolan will be presented the Annual Commitment to Youth Award in recognition of their dedication to inspire and enable the young people of Lynn realize their full potential.

The highlight of the evening will be performances by the members of the club that will include dancing, singing and displays of work.

The Steak & Burger Dinner, one of the most unique fundraising events held on the North Shore, involves Companies and individuals purchasing tickets where they sit with selected Club members for Dinner. The catch is that the Kids dined on a Steak Dinner with all of the trimmings while the Adults ate a hearty Hamburger! In addition to the Dinner, the Club held a Silent Auction where participants obtained numerous items such as a Sports Memorabilia, Sports Tickets, Gift Certificates, and much more.

Limited tickets are available and can be purchased by contacting the Boys and Girls Club office at 781-593-1772.

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