A movie screening and raffle on Thursday at Chunky's Cinema got the Miller family started on a $9,500 mission. That is the amount needed to contribute to NEADS — an organization that provides service dogs to people who are deaf and disabled.
Joey Miller, 7, has muscular dystrophy. He has been offered one of NEADS' dogs, so his parents, Eric and Dena, are working to raise their share of the dog's cost.
The movie night included a screening of a documentary about a prison program that starts service dogs with their training, gift basket raffles and visits by service dogs and their owners to give donors an idea of what awaits Joey when he receives his service dog.
The next event will be a Texas Hold'em Tournament fundraiser on May 8 at the AmVets Hall on Primrose Street.
For tickets and information, call (978) 469-5851.