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Billerica Club Celebrates Past, Present, Future

November 14, 2018

BILLERICA -- For their years of service, four members of the community will be inducted into the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Billerica Hall of Fame.

Four inductees and the youth of the year will be honored in a reception, dinner and ceremony at the club starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

This year will mark the induction of current board members Fred Ciampa and Barbara Flaherty as well as past member Kay Mullen and former State Rep. Bill Greene.

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School senior Emily Morris is the youth of the year. Morris -- the current class valedictorian and a three-season athlete -- is involved in a long list of extracurricular activities, including three jobs and leadership roles in multiple clubs.

“I’ve been here 24 years,” said Bobby Ackroyd, STEM and Makerspace Director. “She’s definitely the poster child of what this club should be about.”

Ciampa joined the club’s board of directors in 1980 and has since served as the treasurer and twice as the president.

Flaherty, the former library director, joined the board in the mid-2000s and has served one term as the president. She is the board’s current vice-president.

“Anything that needs to be done, she does it,” said Julie Greene a board member. She is also the wife of Bill Greene.

Mullen was named the woman of the year by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Billerica in 2004, the same year she joined the board of directors. Greene said she was a fixture in the town and in the organization before her death in August 2017.

“She was Mrs. Billerica,” Greene said. “Everyone knew who she was.”

Though Bill Greene is not a board member, he aided the club through his role as the town’s state representative until he retired in 2010.

The names of the hall of fame inductees will be displayed on a plaque in the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Billerica.

Tickets are $30 and available by calling 978-667-2193 ext. 102.

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