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(Compelling Title) The Hanover Theatre helps Abby’s House Celebrate 35 Years of Helping Women and Children in Central MA


(city,state) – On (date) (First Paragraph should be an introduction to event) Abby’s House and The Hanover Theatre will celebrate 35 years of Abby’s House providing shelter, housing, and advocacy to low-income women and children from across Central MA. Founded in 1976 as one of the 1st homeless shelters for women in the U.S., Abby’s has helped more than 11,500 women and children reclaim and rebuild their lives.  


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“We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers, donors, and local businesses for their support over the years. Without their generosity we would be unable to serve the hundreds of women and children each year who come to us, looking for help. As demand increases, support from local companies like these becomes even more important,” says the executive director of the nonprofit organization, Tess Sneesby.


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On June 9, 2011 The Hanover Theatre will present Nine-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and performer, Natalie Cole in honor of Abby’s House 35th Anniversary.  Tickets are $38, $48, $58 and $68. 10% discount available for members, groups of 15 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 or visit www.thehanovertheatre.org for more information. 


Abby’s House will host a special Anniversary Reception at The Hanover Theatre at 5:30pm, before the Natalie Cole performance, in honor of this special occasion.  A separate ticket is required for the Reception. Tickets are $35.00 each and directly benefit Abby's House.  An available cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. To order tickets, please contact Marjorie Ropp at 508.756.5486 x 21 or visit www.abbyshouse.org.


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Abby’s House provides shelter, housing and advocacy to low-income women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, or struggling with mental health, economic or emotional issues. Founded in 1976, to date Abby’s has helped more than 11,500 women and children move beyond the chaos of homelessness and regain their independence. Today, Abby’s House provides a total of 78 units of affordable, service-enriched housing at three separate locations in the historic Crown Hill neighborhood of downtown Worcester. We invite you to learn more about our organization and the women we serve by visiting www.abbyshouse.org.


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The Hanover Theatre is the premier destination to find the largest variety of theatrical entertainment in Central MA. Founders of the Worcester Center for Performing Arts, Edward Madaus and Paul Demoga, started the non-profit in 2002 with the intention of purchasing the former grandiose theatre and turning it into a performing arts center. The Mission of the Hanover Theater is “to foster a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.”  Learn more about The Hanover Theatre and their exciting events by visiting http://www.thehanovertheatre.org.

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Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and two Grammy® awards for Best New Artist, as well as Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. More hit singles followed, including 1976’s “Sophisticated Lady (She’s A Different Lady),” 1977’s “I’ve Got Love on My Mind,” 1978’s “Our Love” and 1980’s “Someone That I Used to Love.” In 1987, she released Dangerous, which sold over two million copies in the U.S. and garnered her three hit singles: “Jump Start,” “I Live For Your Love” and a remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” Natalie went on to release numerous records, which earned her several nominations and GRAMMY awards. Don't miss the chance to see this legendary jazz performer when she makes her exclusive appearance at The Hanover Theatre!

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If you wish to send a donation in honor of Abby’s House’s 35th Anniversary, checks can be made out to Abby’s House and mailed to Abby’s House, 52 High St. Worcester, MA 01609. 


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