Sentinel & Enterprise
November 29, 2015
GARDNER – A musical journey through the Motown years will take place at Mount Wachusett Community College’s newly renovated Theatre at the Mount on Friday, Jan. 22, to benefit the MWCC Foundation scholarship program and the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster.
Magic of Motown at the Mount begins and 7:30 p.m. and features a cast of singers and dancers that recreates the harmonies, dance moves and stylish looks and legendary musicianship of the era. The performance includes the hits of Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five, the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Isley Brothers and others. Backed up by a six-piece band, Magic of Motown includes vocalists Evelyn Dillon, Denny Mendes, Donald McCall, Arthur “AJ Smooth” Jefferson and Steven Wood.
“We are delighted to present this community event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club and the MWCC Foundation’s scholarship program,” said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. “We’re partnering to help students of all ages build a great future.”
Since 2001, the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster has worked in youth development with young people ages 8 to 18 from many economic, social and family circumstances.
“We are grateful to the community for its ongoing support, particularly Dan Asquino and Mount Wachusett Community College, for serving as our primary sponsor and host of this event, among everything else they do for the club and the community,” said Leominster attorney Justin Gelinas, chairman of the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.
Sponsors to date include Mr. & Mrs. Daniel M. Asquino, The Ronald M. Ansin Foundation, Heat Trace Products, Heywood Hospital, I/C Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Bank, Advanced Cable Ties, Fidelity Bank, HealthAlliance Hospital, Bemis & Associates, GFA Federal Credit Union, Workers’ Credit Union, Rollstone Bank & Trust, Hometown Bank, North Middlesex Savings Bank, Simonds International, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Leominster Credit Union, Geosearch Inc., SimplexGrinnell, Zottoli Family Trust, Molds International, Mr. and Mrs. Scot Barrett, W.E. Aubuchon Foundation, Fitchburg State University, Dunkin Donuts, Mr. Marcus Moran, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Martino, DiGeronimo Properties, and GVNA Healthcare.
Tickets are on sale. General admission is $50. Special VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating and a cocktail reception. In case of inclement weather, the snow date is Saturday, Jan. 23.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact MWCC Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-630-9276. Tickets may also be purchased online at mwcc.edu/foundation/motown.