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Five Norfolk Youths Earn Eagle Scout Award

By Grace Allen

On January 17, five Norfolk boys were recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award conferred by the Boy Scouts of America. At a ceremony attended by families, friends, and local dignitaries, the boys were honored for their commitment and service to their communities and Scouting.
The ceremony, known as the Eagle Scout Court of Honor, was held at King Philip Middle School and recognized the following boys from Norfolk Troop 80: Devin Burns, John Gage, Ben Grant, Peter Hogan, and Stephen McKinney. Norfolk Scoutmaster David Lutes facilitated the ceremony.

KP Grid Star Glebus Captures Another Honor

By Ken Hamwey

  King Philip’s Mark Glebus had the kind of senior season that high school football players dream about.
The 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back rushed for 1,500 yards, averaged seven yards a carry and scored 21 touchdowns. On defense at free safety, he had two interceptions and 30 tackles. Helping the Warriors compile a 10-1 record, Glebus got lots of notice, earning Boston Globe and Boston Herald all-scholastic honors and also the Most Valuable Player Award in the Hockomock League.

Scout Helps Homeless

The homeless problem in Massachusetts is big. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates there are an approximate 21,237 homeless within the Commonwealth.  These are men and women that repeatedly end up on the streets or suffer from periods of long-term homelessness. Wrentham Boy Scout Jimmy Richard wanted to do something to help.

Three Honored By Selectmen

Wrentham residents received Volunteer of the Year awards from the Board of Selectmen at the November Town Meeting. Melanie Egan received the 2014 Wrentham Volunteer of the Year award for her work helping residents going through hard times, while Kayleigh Connor and Henry Carr won the 2014 Youth Volunteers of the Year for their efforts with KP Cares as well as their own individual volunteer work throughout the community.

Veterans Day Assembly Makes Lasting Impression

While the elementary students at Norfolk’s Freeman-Kennedy School have returned to their daily routines, the Veterans Day Assembly held last month was one to be remembered. This year’s annual event included important messages from local politicians, veterans, and fellow classmates to honor all who served, past and present. It was a meaningful gathering, punctuated by music, thought-provoking speeches, and heart-felt thanks.

Jingle Bell Run

The Norfolk Community League has scheduled its 13th Annual Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk for Saturday, December 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. The professionally-timed road race begins and ends at the H. Olive Day School. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated directly to the Santa Foundation. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities may register now. The registration fee increases to $30 after December 1st. Compete as a "Reindeer Team". This fee increases to $100 per team after December 1st. Free gloves will be given to the first 50 registrants.