Thanks for supporting our 40th Anniversary Celebration!

To the Editor:

A rocking and rolling group of 250 people celebrated the 40th anniversary of Opportunity Works recently, enjoying the music of New England’s signature Beatles cover band, “Beatlejuice”, at Bradford Country Club.  Opportunity Works is marking 40 years of premier programs and services to our adult friends and neighbors who live with various disabilities.

Proceeds from the concert benefitted the Opportunity Works in Haverhill Capital Campaign that is funding the construction of a 37,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art campus behind and abutting Northern Essex Community College.

We are so very grateful to our hosts, Kevin and Kristin Murphy, who were a delight to work with in planning the event and made Bradford Country Club feel like our home.  The tented hall was beautiful and spacious and the staff were friendly and accommodating.  We were especially honored that two of Haverhill’s legendary good citizens, Ted and Mary Murphy, also joined us for the celebration.

Opportunity Works thanks the Eagle-Tribune, the Daily News, WNBP 1450 AM and 106.1 FM (“The Legends”) and HC Media’s “Haverhill Journal” for their generous promotion of the event.  We also thank Norwegian Cruise Lines for donating a 7-day Atlantic Cruise which was raffled as part of the concert festivities.

We once again applaud the super talented members of “Beatlejuice” for an outstanding night of music, dancing and revelry.  A great time was had by all!  Most of all, we are grateful to everyone who came out to be entertained or contributed in some way to the success of the evening.

We can all improve our quality of life and build better communities in our region by contributing to the building of this new facility that will serve and support our participants and their families.  We hope to see you next at our Old Fashioned Campaign Cocktail Party at DiBurro’s on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

For details on that event or to find out how else you can help our building project, please visit

To all of you, thank you!

John Guerin,

Capital Campaign Director

Opportunity Works