In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition – Thursday, October 22 – Bay State Savings Bank donates more than $17,000 to local non-profits, the Junior League of Worcester's Wreath Workshop is going virtual, the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts awards nearly $140,000 in grants, the local sports teams are hosting a sidewalk sale, and McDonald's is offering free delivery on Halloween weekend.


Bay State Savings Bank Charitable Donations

Bay State Savings Bank recently distributed more than $17,000 to local non-profits through the bank’s charitable foundation.

Funded organizations include:


Junior League of Worcester Moves Annual Fundraiser Online

The Junior League of Worcester announced on Wednesday, October 21, that its fourth annual Wreath Workshop Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 28 at 7PM.

Teaming with Sparkle on Park, the JLW curated five do-it-yourself packages complete with a fresh wreath, ribbon, and decorations to create from the comfort of your own home.

This year’s event will use a virtual format, with a live stream, as well as a recorded video if the start-time is incompatible with one’s schedule.

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The Junior League of Worcester is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.


Community Foundation Awards Nearly $140k in Grants

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts announced Wednesday, October 21 that it has awarded six community enrichment grants totaling $82,000, and six organizational development grants totaling $55,345, in the third quarter of 2020.

Community enrichment grants include:


Check out the Worcester Sports Sidewalk Sale this Weekend

The Worcester Red Sox mascot, Smiley Ball, will be at the Worcester Ice Center as part of a Worcester Sports Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, October 24.

The Worcester Railers, Worcester Bravehearts, Massachusetts Pirates and WooSox merchandise will be available for sale from noon to 3 PM.

Worcester Wares will also be selling Worcester gear and other items.

Celebrate your favorite #Worcester sports teams on Saturday Oct. 24th at the @WorcesterIce! Are you ready @mass_pirates @WooBaseball @WooSox @WorcesterWares @NashIcon989??


— Worcester Railers HC (@RailersHC) October 14, 2020



McDonald's Offering Free Delivery with Uber Eats on Halloween

Halloween will look a little different this year, but McDonald's is hoping to give people something to look forward to.

McDonald's will be offering free delivery on Uber Eats on orders of $25 or more from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1.




Lead image courtesy: Worcester Red Sox/Twitter

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