Auburn's Horgan Arena To Host Food Drive, DJ Skate

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The Daniel S. Horgan Memorial Skating Rink in Auburn will be holding its first annual charity food drive and DJ skate on Sunday.
The Daniel S. Horgan Memorial Skating Rink in Auburn will be holding its first annual charity food drive and DJ skate on Sunday. Photo Credit: www.fmcicesports.com

AUBURN, Mass. – Want to ice skate to your favorite songs while helping a local charity? Then Horgan Arena in Auburn is the place to be Sunday, Dec. 9.

The Daniel S. Horgan Memorial Skating Rink at 400 Oxford St. N. will hold its first annual charity food drive and DJ skate from 2:10 to 4 p.m. The nonperishable food items will be donated to the Auburn Youth and Family Services.

Participants who donate two or more nonperishable food items at Sunday’s event will receive a free public skate admission pass for a future visit to the rink. A live, ice-side DJ will take requests and play today's hottest hits.

The preferred food items are peanut butter, jelly/jam, dry pasta, canned pasta/ravioli, tuna, canned beef, canned chicken, canned beans, canned soup, canned fruit (sugar free), canned vegetables, juice boxes, Ensure (vanilla flavor), pancake mix, cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, jello, pudding and spaghetti sauce. The organizers request no glass containers.   

It costs $5 to attend the DJ skate, and it costs $5 to rent skates. Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, call 1-888-74-SKATE or email customercare@fmcicesports.com.

Auburn residents, businesses and organizations can adopt a child or family for the holidays through Auburn Youth and Family Services at 21 Pheasant Court. Donors can give money, gifts or a food basket to families in need. All gifts are $25 and under. 

Donors are given a coded list of individual needs. Last year, Auburn Youth and Family Services helped hundreds of families through this program.

Contact Sheryl Spafford at sheryls@ayfs.org for more information on adopting a child or family this holiday season. 

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