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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dad's Night is here again, do you remember when...

One of the best traditions in town...Somerville-Hawes Dad's Night is March 10-11 at BF Middle School

Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 4 p.m.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Free Admission

Wow – 67 years strong! This timeless tradition boasts 230+ dads who will don costumes, build sets, and deliver ridiculous and creative scripts to rowdy and appreciate audiences of neighbors, kids and friends. Sponsors in the Dad’s Night Ad Journal and money collected during intermission will solely benefit Hawes and Somerville Elementary Schools, and the kids! Last year, approximately $30,000 was raised and the funds paid for Smartboards, an interactive Science Day, Robotics Club and new playground equipment additions. This year’s donations will fund special programming and much needed infrastructure at the two schools.

My husband loved his time in Dad's Night. Over the years he was one of Robin Hood's Merry Men, a Desperate Medieval Housewife, Dory the fish from Finding Nemo, a random coconut-bra-and-grass-skirt-wearing islander...and he loved every single minute!

Come out and see Dad's Night. You won't forget it!

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