, Gloucester, MA

December 3, 2012

Thank You Notes

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Holy Family Women’s Guild

The Holy Family Women’s Guild has had a very successful Christmas fair this year. We could not have done it without the help of our parishioners and the people of Gloucester. We would especially like to thank all the businesses that contributed to the success. They include: BankGloucester, La Trattoria, Red Skiff, Halibut Point, Sandra Herdman, Causeway Liquors, Weathervane, Just4Fun-Ann Cauton, Passports, Avanti Hair Salon, Russell’s Florist, Mike Frontiero, Soft Touch, Fatima’s Salon and Shelly, Cape Ann Marina, Felicia Oil, Two Sisters, En Vogue, Charlie’s Place, Elite Nails, Judy Robinson, Gail Farrell, Dr. David Harrison, Harbor Loop, Salon One, Demetri Taekwondo, Destino’s Harborview Inn, Acari, Lobsta Land, Pearls, Seven Seas Whale Watch, Sunbanque, George’s Coffee Shop, Ocean Crest, Sebastian’s Pizza, Capt. Hook’s Pizza, Sclafani’s Bakery, Leonardo’s, Virgilio’s, Yellow Sub, WMCA, Santa Claus, and McDonald’s.

Bea Ciaromitaro, Chairwoman

Holy Family Women’s Guild

AGH reunion

The recent reunion for present and past employees of Addison Gilbert Hospital, held Nov. 10 at the Gloucester House, was a huge success. One hundred and eighteen employees attended, renewing friendships and reminiscing. Laughter, hugs and happy tears were the order of the day.

The committee would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to our raffle: Shaw’s Market, Stop & Shop, Last Stop Variety, Berny Gershner, The Lannon, Sea Breeze Liquors, Tina Ketchopolus, 7 Seas Whale Watch, Tony Gross, and the Lewis’ from Nova Scotia, who came the farthest, and brought prints of Dr. Babson, which were auctioned off.

Also, Monograms by Diane who created AGH caps and bags, at cost; and Premier Imprints who created AGH magnets, at cost.

A very special thanks to Dr. Candy Thompson, who donated, for auction, a week in her condo in Florida, and the Gloucester House, Dottie and Lennie, who always go the extra mile for us and do a wonderful job. Lennie was our “auctioneer extraordinaire.”

AGH Reunion Committee

Judi Gross, Judy Brosnan, Shirlee Farina, Candy Thompson, Kathy Asaro, Dottie Linquata and Bobbi Evans

Legion golf tournament

The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion, Post 3, held a golf tournament to raise funds for its scholarship fund. It was the first time we tried this fundraiser and it was a success.

We sincerely thank all those who participated in or sponsored this event, including the following: Shaw’s Supermarket, Pool at Cape Ann, Sebastian’s, Prince Insurance, Lone Gull, Jalapeno’s, Seaport Grille, Premier Imprints, Supremes, Maria’s restaurant, Passports, Charlie’s Place, Soft Touch, Palazolla’s, and Willard T. Fowler Jr.

Everyone had a good time, and we hope to do this again next year, so look for us next summer.

Veterans Day fundraiser

The Gloucester Word War II Memorial Committee would like to thank the Cape Ann Big Band for performing at our Veterans Day fundraiser. We would also like to extend our belated gratitude to the Share the Music group who has helped us many times in the past. Both of these organizations are a testament to the talent, the beauty, the diversity, and the generosity of this community. It is because of individuals and groups like the Cape Ann Big Band and Share the Music that our memorial will remain well-kept and beautiful. We are blessed to live in such a special community.

A special, heartfelt thank-you should also be given to Carlos Menezes, Connie Condon, and to Hank and Wendy Betts for helping to organize and to coordinate these events. We veterans will always be so grateful for your kindness.

God bless Cape Ann and God bless America.

Gloucester World War II Memorial Committee

Michael Linquata, chairman

Benefit concert

Thank you to the Gloucester community for supporting the benefit concert for the World War II Memorial.

The Cape Ann Community Big Band for so generously donating their time. Bob Condon for selling tickets. Mary Clare Condon-Dalzell for doing the 50/50 raffle (great job). Dottie Linquata who won the 50/50 raffle and donated it back for the memorial. And, last but not least, the Gloucester Times for their great write-up.

Connie Condon