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1. Expect a Rainy Friday in Foxborough with a High Near 50
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for showers. Patchy fog before 4 p.m. High near 50. Breezy, with an east wind 14 to 22 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Friday night: Rain showers likely before 1 a.m., then scattered snow showers between 1 and 2 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers after 2 a.m. Patchy fog between 1 and 2 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
2. Foxboro Jaycees, Volunteers Assemble 250 Fruit Baskets for those in Need
This past Sunday, members of the Foxboro Jaycees and Brigham & Women’s/Mass General Health Center volunteers assembled 250 fruit baskets to help those in need this holiday season. The baskets will be delivered with holiday dinners and clothes/toys to needy families by the Foxboro Discretionary Fund. This annual event, according to the Jaycees, is one of the most popular the community group participates in all year. View the photo gallery above for scenes from Sunday’s fruit basket assembly!
3. Ahern Middle School Grade 5 Band Concert
The Ahern Middle School Grade 5 band will hold a concert inside the auditorium from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
4. Patriot Place Events:
- Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops: Enjoy a free photo with Santa, games crafts and more at Santa’s Wonderland.
- 11 a.m. - Winter Wonder - Creation Station: Join Patriot Place for hands-on art activities that explore a wide range of art media and tools. Today you can make Handprint Santa Decorations.
- 8 p.m. - Lou Gramm - The Voice of Foreigner at Showcase Live: Lou Gramm is one of the most successful vocalists in rock-n-roll. Come see him at Showcase Live.
- 9:30 p.m. - Walkin' the line at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: Walkin’ the line brings years of experience with some of the best bands around and have opened for Country legends like Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, & Travis Tritt to name a few.
5. Norfolk County Register of Deeds Delivers Toys for Tots
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell delivered this year’s Toys for Tots donations to U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Richard Dobbyn on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
On hand to deliver the toys with Register O’Donnell were Norfolk County Commissioners Francis W. O’Brien, Chairman of Dedham, John M. Gillis of Quincy and Peter H. Collins of Milton. Register O’Donnell expressed his gratitude for the generosity of the Registry of Deeds employees, title examiners, attorneys and many Norfolk County residents for contributing to the Toys for Tots drive.
“I would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the Registry’s sixth Annual Toys for Tots Drive. We are grateful for the service of all veterans past and present and are as always honored to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in their annual toy drive which helps make the holiday brighter for so many,” said Register O’Donnell.
Anyone interested in making a donation may still do so by contacting the Greater Boston Toys for Tots at www.toysfortots.org or by calling (617) 737-0500.
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