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Abdullah Khuder

Khuder met NFL players

Abdullah Khuder, an eighth-grader at Westbrook Middle School, this summer met and even played with some NFL players during a four-day conference with the National Fuel Up to Play 60 program in Atlanta, Georgia.

His Play 60 advisor and phys ed teacher, Michele Higgins, said Khuder received a scholarship to attend the conference that included leadership training, a tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and learning how to improve his school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

“Abdullah even earned a $1,000 AdVenture Capital grant for his school by pitching an idea about how to improve our school wellness,” Higgins said. “We will use the money to take students on field trips to local farms to learn more about where and how our local food is grown.”

Seniors kick off season

Westbrook Senior Citizens will begin the fall meeting season at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St.

The entertainment will be bingo.

The group’s upcoming trips include a casino getaway Nov. 7-8, to Connecticut with stops at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods.

Then, it’s a trip to Indian Head in Lincoln, New Hampshire, on Sunday, Dec. 2.

For more information, call 854-2705 or 883-5046.

Woman’s club to meet

GFWC Westbrook Woman’s Club will hold its welcome back luncheon  on Tuesday, Sept.  18, at the Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St. 

Those attending will make their own Italian sandwiches. Lunch will be at noon with a business meeting at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross is sponsoring blood donations at Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., 1-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

Walker friends to meet

The Friends of the Walker Memorial Library will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Room D at the library, 800 Main St.

Everyone is welcome to attend.