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Eat out to benefit Get Smart Hudson

HUDSON — A local audio-visual company is teaming up with a popular restaurant chain to help raise some needed “dough” for the Hudson School District.

From now through Nov. 3, the “Get Smart Hudson” fundraiser, sponsored by CCS New England and the two Nashua UNO restaurants, will give restaurant guests the chance to sponsor their schools.

Free program tickets are available through the Hudson School District website,, as well as the Facebook pages for the Nashua UNO restaurants, which are located on Daniel Webster Highway and Amherst Street. Bring the tickets to either restaurant and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Hudson public school of your choice. The school that raises the most money will receive a SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Model 660, which has a retail value of $1,760.

Tickets will be honored both in the restaurant and lounge, as well as for take-out, delivery and catering.

“We are excited and proud to support such a great opportunity for Hudson schools,” said Rene LaChapelle, general manager of the Daniel Webster Highway UNO restaurant.

Hudson resident Sean Lavery, the general manager of the Amherst Street UNO, said the program hits close to home.

“I feel very strongly about our role in supporting the community and in particular the schools,” Lavery said. “I know how much time and effort parents and teachers put into the education of our kids.”

Hudson Superintendent Bryan Lane said the fundraiser is just one of many examples of area businesses lending a hand to their local schools.

When the program concludes, the schools will receive their checks at a celebration party, at which time the winner of the SMART Board will be revealed.

UNO Nashua, CCS New England and Hudson schools will invite supporters, students, staff, local officials and members of the community to celebrate the program’s success.

Alvirne High School, Hudson Memorial School, H.O. Smith School and Hills Garrison, Nottingham West and Library Street elementary schools are all participating in the program.

A similar program held in Haverhill, Mass., earlier this year raised more than $7,300 for the local school district.