Dust off the bell-bottoms

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:55

    Dance to fight hunger will support social services FRANKLIN — Partnership for Social Services Family Center is sponsoring the 4th Annual Dancing To Fight Hunger, a dinner dance with a cash bar for $35 per person. The dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Hillside Park, 150 Lake Iliff Road in Andover. The proceeds will go to supporting the center's food bank. The center said that ending hunger world wide is one of the most critical challenges that humanity faces today. "Ending it locally, however, is something we can all do," said the center in a press release. The center said their mission is to "provide social services that address the needs of individuals, families and groups in our community especially the poor, to advocate for justice and to convene other persons to do the same." Partnership for Social Services Family Center, a part of Catholic Family and Community Services, provides special services to emotionally troubled children, adolescents, adults, aging persons, unmarried parents and vulnerable adults. Educational and clinical services include alcohol and drug counseling, crisis intervention, domestic abuse counseling, psychotherapy and various support groups. While the funding base is provided by Catholic Charities, the center still counts on local business organizations and donations from within the community for a major portion of their operating budget. Tickets can be purchased at Redshaw Florist and Burke’s Liquors in Sparta, and Irish Cottage Inn in Hamburg, or by calling the center's office at 973-827-4702. The Partnership for Social Services Family Center is located at 48 Wyker Road in Franklin.