To the editor:

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Gloucester celebrated with the 21st annual Middle Street Walk. A committee of people from all organizations involved start planning the event in September.

This year, Jan Bell from the Trinity Congregational Church, Courtney Richardson and Kirsten Vega from Cape Ann Museum, Joy Sacca from the Sargent House Museum, Christy Russo from the Sawyer Free Library, Linda Wilkes and Cynthia Lawry from the Unitarian Universalist Church, Maggie Rosa from the City Hall Restoration Committee and Barbara Catalini, our gingerbread house expert, planned the walk.

All the above organizations and Temple Ahavat Achim, Art Haven, the Gloucester Police Department’s “Kops and Kids” program, Mass Mudders, Cape Ann Big Band, the O’Maley School Big Band and St. John’s Episcopal Church participated, as did the Gloucester High School chorus, the Docksiders and Gloucester Stage Company’s Youth Acting Program. CATA provided the trolley for the historic talk tours of Middle Street. We also had roving carolers from local churches.

The week before the walk, the Generous Gardeners helped the committee decorate wreaths and roping to decorate the buildings on Middle Street.

The Middle Street Walk is truly a community program and we want to thank everyone involved in providing a wonderful start to the holiday season.

Gloria Parsons

Middle Street Walk Committee Chair