The Boys and Girls Club of Manchester will induct four new Hall of Fame members at its 555 Union St. clubhouse on Thursday. This year’s inductees are Edward S. Wolak, Daniel O’Neil, Patrick O’Neil and Dianne Mercier.
Wolak, a graduate of Manchester Central and New Hampshire College, serves on the board of Southern New Hampshire University. He is an alum of the club and was the 1967 Boy of the Year. He and his family own and operate 96 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Daniel O’Neil is a 1978 Central and club alumnus. He is a career licensed electrician, veteran Manchester alderman and has dedicated more than 30 years to coaching and officiating youth athletics in Manchester.
Patrick O’Neil, a graduate of Trinity High and the University of New Hampshire, is an English language teacher and club alum. He received the Union Leader’s Carl Lundholm Memorial Award in 2015 for service to youth and athletics.
Mercier, a community leader and president of People’s United Bank, is engaged in advocating for youth and creating opportunities for workforce development. She is a spokesman for youth strengthening development opportunities.
The induction and recognition will take place at the club’s annual meeting, which begins at 5:45 p.m. The inductions will follow at 6:45 p.m.
The public is invited to the free event. For more, contact Tracey Adams at 625-5031, extension 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.