TOWNSEND -- Gene A. Rauhala, of Townsend, has announced a campaign kick-off event on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the VFW in West Townsend, featuring music from the New Era Swing Band and catered by Beverly Napior.

The menu will include spaghetti and meatball cupcakes, cheese tortellini with basil pesto and sausage skewers, mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, and much more. There will be dessert and coffee service as well as a cash bar.

The event will run through 9:30 p.m., and tickets are available by calling 978-597-5579, sending an email to, or clicking the Event link on Gene Rauhala's Facebook page.

Rauhala is a Democrat seeking election to the First Middlesex District seat currently held by Rep. Sheila Harrington, a Republican from Groton.

For information about the event, or to contact the campaign, call 978-597-5579.