Beacon of Hope to Hold Harvest Dinner

Beacon of Hope Community Services will celebrate its 32nd anniversary at its Annual Harvest Dinner Dance on Friday, Nov. 1 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster.

This fun-filled event starts at 6 p.m. and showcases local “celebrities” who will perform songs, dances, challenges and tell jokes at the command of those attending. This year’s “celebrities” include Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, Fitchburg Mayor Steve DiNatale, Frank and Jen of WXLO-FM 104.5, Kathy DiRusso, Dave Ginisi, Leominster Superintendent of Schools Paula Deacon and many more. Mike Cooley, owner of The Monument Tap, will emcee the event, while DJ Ray Richard provides music and entertainment.

This year, Beacon of Hope will honor Cooley for his good deeds with the organization and local community.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Tickets are $40 per person and must be reserved in advance. For more information, call (978) 840-2727 or e-mail