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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 2, 2017                                                                                                 Contact:  Ellen M. Ganley, Director of Development  508 762-9807 
WCAC welcomes Tanglewood Marionettes 
for free community performance 
Agency marking 25 years of Head Start 
Worcester, Massachusetts - Worcester Community Action Council's Head Start will host a free performance of The Fairy Circus by the Tanglewood Marionettes on Tuesday, May 23rd at 5 p.m. at 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge. This is the third of three performances funded by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, as part of WCAC Head Start's 25th anniversary.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5 p.m.
25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge

"We are most grateful to the Southbridge Cultural Council for their support of these performances," noted WCAC Executive Director Jill C. Dagilis. "The impact arts education has is immeasurable, enabling and fostering creativity through all stages of life. We are thrilled to be able to share these performances with our children and their families as well as the greater Southbridge community."

Worcester Community Action Council's Head Start program currently serves 221 children, ages 3-5, and their families at the Cole Avenue site. Full day, full year; full day, school year; and half day, school-year options are available. The center-based programs provide developmentally appropriate curricula, health and nutrition services, breakfast, lunch and snack, special education opportunities, and family services.  All classrooms are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Services are provided at no charge to families meeting income-eligible guidelines. WCAC's Head Start program serves families from the communities of East Brookfield, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Spencer, Southbridge and Webster.

About WCAC

For more than fifty years, the Worcester Community Action Council has served as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for central and southern Worcester County, with a mission of helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships and advocacy.

Serving the City of Worcester and 45 neighboring communities of Auburn, Blackstone, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Grafton, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Palmer, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield and Westborough.  
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