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September 25, 2013

Portbury Follies once again a dazzling night

To the editor:

Roof Over Head Collaborative, Inc. hosted The Third Annual Portbury Follies at The Firehouse Center for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 6. The evening celebrated the community and its very talented and brave candidates running in this year’s election.

We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support: The Firehouse Center for the Arts; Boston Beer Company; Carry Out Cafe; Diane Xenelis and Starbucks; Shelley Parish Photography; Leary’s Wine and Spirits; Anchor Stone Deck Pizza, Fowles Gourmet Market, Dianne’s Fine Desserts, Not Your Average Joe’s, The Grand Trunk, Shaw’s, Joppa Fine Foods, Marzi Design, and Loretta Restaurant. We would also like to thank our sponsors: iMarc; Strem Chemical; Ej Ouelette and Whole Music; and The Dance Place.

We showcased an amazingly talented group of performers who dazzled and delighted our audience. These included: our wildly funny emcees Charlie Cullen and Esther Sayer and our performers: Ed Cameron, Laurel Allgrove, Sheila Mullins, Bruce Menin, Jared Eigerman, Charlie Tontar, Bob Cronin, Donna and Joe Holaday, Chris Welch, Lighthouse Trio, Barry Connell, The Dance Place, Ari Herzog, Meghan Kinsey, Greg Earls, Sean Reardon, Bruce Vogel, Ann Ormond, Leslie Eckholdt and EJO and Crazy Maggy, as well as Newburyport High School student Max DiMartino and Central Catholic student Beth McDougall, both residents of Newburyport.

And special thanks to Susanne Cameron and Hailey Klein, our incredibly talented co-executive producers; Christin Walth — for her tireless efforts; our rock’n House Band: Lark Madden, Ken Okaya, and Tomas Havrda; with Joe Holaday, and our dedicated Board of Directors: Bill Abbott, Leslie Eckholdt, Susanne Cameron, Kate Lee, Walter Power and Lark Madden.

Roof will continue to support our community providing transitional, supportive housing to homeless and at-risk families in our community.

Walter Power and Kerri Sheeran Perry

Co-presidents, Roof Over Head Collaborative

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