On the Way: Attleboro Resident’s ‘Dream Come True’ | Communities

A townsman has “Dream Come True”

Attleboro resident Daniel DaSilva, a child with low-functioning autism, achieved his dream of a trip to Yogi-Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort through the Sunshine Foundation’s “Dream Come True” program. The program grants wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have lifelong chronic illnesses and conditions, including spina bifida, severe epilepsy and Down syndrome, or who have suffered severe emotional or physical trauma. DaSilva’s mother, Kelly, expressed her gratitude to the Sunshine Foundation. “Thank you to everyone who made Daniel’s trip possible. It was so much more than just a trip – there are not enough words to express what it meant to my family,” she said. For more information on the foundation, which has granted the wishes of other local children in the past, visit sunfoundation.org.

Disney trivia for a good cause

An unlikely bookstore and history cafe, 111 South St., Plainville, is hosting a special quiz night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The topic is all things Disney, with questions about movies, songs and theme parks featured by host Patrick Kinney. Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds will go to fundraising for childhood cancer research on behalf of the local nonprofit For Kid’s Sake Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the best teams. In addition to trivia, there will be raffles and food and drink for sale. Costumes are encouraged. To buy tickets, go to anunlikelystory.com/disney-trivia.

Saturday Lions Fundraiser in Cape Town

The South Attleboro Village Lions Club, along with other District 33-S Lions, will host a fundraising event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Scusset Beach in the Sagamore section of Bourne. The event will include food, face paint, cornhole, raffles and a touch truck. K9, comfort and therapy dogs will also be on hand for the event, which will raise funds to find a cure for blindness. More information: Pat Salvas, 508-838-6527, or Joan Hoyt, 508-243-6368 or [email protected]

Winslow Farm is looking for help

Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, 37 Eddy St., Norton, a non-profit organization set up to rescue abused and abandoned animals, needs volunteers to help clean the horse and donkey stables and feed the animals after 9.30am on Monday and at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. They are also needed to deposit the hay in the horse stalls at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Although previous experience working with large animals is preferable, the farm offers training for long-term volunteer positions. If interested, contact Debra White at 508-285-6451 or [email protected]

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