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Golf Tournament on Aug. 19 to Benefit Wrentham Teens, MGH

When Greg “Bubba” Jacobson was battling cancer last year, the teenager found solace playing golf. Diagnosed in March of 2015 with a rare childhood cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma, the KP senior was also a member of the school’s golf team. His love of the sport led friends to organize a golf tournament for the Norfolk resident, and the first annual Bubba Strong Golf Tournament was born. It was a huge success, raising over $15,000 to help defray the family’s expenses during the difficult time.

Norfolk Challenge Golf Outing

The Norfolk Lions Club is sponsoring its 8th annual Norfolk Challenge Golf Outing on Monday, September 19 at the New England Country Club. All proceeds from this event will benefit Norfolk Lions charities. The scenic New England Country Club, located in Bellingham, was voted “One of the Best 18” by the Boston Globe and is the site of many events hosted by “Chi Chi” Rodriguez.

Council on Aging Director Retiring After 28 Years of Service

Norma Shruhan, the Executive Director of Norfolk’s Council on Aging, will be stepping down on August 31. When Shruhan took the job at age 52, she thought she’d try it for a few years, never envisioning she’d still be in the role 28 years later. During that time, however, she became a stalwart advocate and supporter of the town’s senior citizens and in the process has made a lasting contribution to Norfolk.
“I have always liked old people,” said Shruhan. “I have aunts and uncles that lived into their 90s, and one that lived to 100. I was comfortable doing this.”

A New Chapter for the Norfolk Quill

Margo Ball never imagined the Norfolk Quill would reach its 8th year anniversary. She was hoping for 5 years, but the program--writing workshops coupled with an annual literary journal--have been hugely popular in the area. So popular, in fact, that Ball has had to put her own literary pursuits on the backburner until now. Recently, she decided to step aside and let a group of supporters take over the Quill.
“For eight years, I have been the Quill,” said Ball.

Three KP Softball Stars Get Division 1 College Scholarships

Kali Magane, Ashley Hession and Christa Wagner have a lot in common.
They all play softball and they play for King Philip Regional, one of the premier programs in the state. They’re all four-year veterans, they’re captains and have been Hockomock League all-stars. And, after they graduate, they’ll all be playing on scholarships at Division 1 colleges. Magane will compete at Boston University, Hession is heading for St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia and Wagner will play at Penn State.

Norfolk’s Clean and Green Day Set for May 1st

The Norfolk Grange, in partnership with Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, invites Norfolk residents to celebrate Earth Day by participating in Norfolk’s 7th annual Clean and Green event, a town-wide cleanup set for Sunday, May 1. Town youth are especially encouraged to attend.
Participants will pick up litter and recyclables along roadways and public places in town, and then deliver the separately-bagged trash and recylables to Stony Brook between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for disposal/recycling.

Guest Column

KPHS Graduation Gown Controversy: Student Perspectives

In accordance with state guidelines on non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity, King Philip Regional High School recently examined its practices and determined, at the suggestion of a community member, that the long tradition of green graduation gowns for males and white graduation gowns for females needed to be re-addressed. Discussion ensued in the KP community over tradition, acceptance, and discrimination about gender issues. The following two perspectives on the controversy are from KP seniors and writers for the school newspaper, The Metacomet.
Will Linde: