They’re still deciding what to wear for this year’s Halloween party, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29 at Speakers Nightclub in Marlborough. Also at Speakers, The Allens celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2013. Now, the band is beginning their 28th year.
Mark Johnson with his grandson
“When we first started, we said, ‘When it stops being fun, it stops,’” Claire shared. “It’s never stopped being fun. We all love to play, and play off of each other in the band.”
Claire also enjoys performing his solo acoustic act. He’ll continue a tradition of his own while performing solo at the post-race activities of the 13th annual Police Chase 5K of the Marlborough Police Patrol Officers Association (MPPOA). It will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., beginning and ending at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129. Family-friendly post-race activities also include a cookout and raffles. Donation is $20 in advance; $25 day of race.
“It’s an all-around fun time,” Claire said. “It’s a well-run road race with a lot of perks for a good cause.”
The fundraiser is held in memory of Sgt. William Kirby and Dispatcher Joshua Duckworth. Race registration can be made online at www.active.com and click “5K.” Checks made payable to MPPOA can be mailed to MPPOA, Attention: Officer Scott Taylor, 355 Bolton St., Marlborough, MA 01752. For race information, contact Officer Pat Hogan at 508-485-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about The Allens, visit www.theallens.theallens.com and find their Facebook page. For information about Billy Claire’s solo acoustic act, visit www.billyclaire.com.