Danvers Community Council Fetes Fearer, 3 Students and Notre Dame Club
The Danvers Community Council will be honoring this year’s outstanding volunteers and civic servants on April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club.
Longtime local journalist Myrna Fearer will be presented with the Citizen of the Year Award for her many contributions to the community over the years and nearly three decades at the Danvers Herald. Fearer retired earlier this year, but still writes a column for the paper about events and people around town.
Danvers High senior Kathleen Dollard, one of two students nominated by DHS guidance counselors for the honor of a Youth Volunteer Award, is a leukemia survivor. She and her family have given back by supporting the Jimmy Fund with local fundraisers and patients at Children’s Hospital Boston.
Fellow DHS student Anna Blaikie is also receiving a Youth Volunteer Award for her volunteer efforts with the Annette's Climb fundraiser for HAWC, DanversCARES, Danvers Family Festival and acting as a peer tutor and mentor for underclassmen at DHS.
The third youth award goes to Brendan Leonard, a senior at St. John’s Prep, who has served as a student mentor and leader in various capacities. He’s also helped raise funds for those suffering with Hansen's disease and helped raise awareness of domestic violence against women at a rally on Beacon Hill.
The last award for the evening goes to Dan Mackey and the Notre Dame Club for support of the Danvers Community Council’s holiday gift program for needy children.
If you’re interested in attending the event, contact Leonard Mercier at the Danvers Community YMCA for tickets. Tickets are $32 each. The social portion of the evening begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the presentation of the awards. There are meal options for children under 12 for $15.