Beechwood Knoll Elementary School Fall Festival Oct. 28

Beechwood Knoll Elementary School will host the 20th Annual “Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 28th, from 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St.,Quincy.

The BKS Fall Festival is the school’s cornerstone fundraiser to raise funds to pay for books for our classrooms and library, computer equipment, educational materials, field trips and other classroom necessities.

There will be food, arts and crafts, games, cake walk, nails, tattoos and face painting, silent auctions, raffles, pony rides and kiddie carnival rides.

There will also be performances by Velocity Dance Studio, Brady Academy of Irish Dance and Best Taekwondo.  New this year is “Touch a Truck”, featuring dump trucks, police cars, police boats, fire engine and more.

All are welcomed.

The festival will be held rain or shine.

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50 Brave Souls Take Plunge In Houghs Neck

About 50 brave souls of all ages plunged into the cold Atlantic Ocean off Houghs Neck Jan. 7th raising about $1,800 for the Atherton Hough School PTO.

The plungers raced into the 39-degree water at the Public Landing behind the Houghs Neck Maritime for third annual event. Members of the Quincy Police Dive Team were on hand in the event any participant needed assistance.

Here are some photos from the plunge. Story, other photos appear in the Jan. 12th issue of The Quincy Sun. Photos below by Quincy Sun Photographer Robert Bosworth.

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Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed

Literacy Volunteers-Quincy needs volunteer tutors for one-on-one instruction to adults in basic reading and writing.

Those interested are invited to attend a Literacy Orientation to find out more about the program. Orientations are scheduled for Tuesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information, call Mary at 617-376-1314 or email her at quliteracy@ocln.org.

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