, Newburyport, MA

July 26, 2013

Amesbury Days celebrates our success

Newburyport Daily News

---- — To the editor:

I want to express my appreciation to the many individuals and businesses who contributed to the success of this year’s Amesbury Days Celebration. I am deeply grateful for our many generous sponsors: The Newburyport Bank, The Provident Bank, Beaulieu Insurance Agency, Cote Plumbing, Fiddlestix, Flatbread, G. Mello, Gould Insurance, Healey Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, HEAT Event Management, IAFF-local 1783, Jackson Lumber, Merrimac Tool Co, Inc., Morrill Electric, NMTW Community Credit Union, Paul C. Rogers & Sons, Shaheen’s & SHEA concrete products.

A special thanks to: Melissa LaChance and Shannon Perry from the Chamber of Commerce; Rob Desmarais, Rob Hughes, Steve Dondero and Peter Dearborn from DPS; Chief Ouellet, Chief Gagnon, Sergeant Schultz; Chief Brickett, Assistant Chief Fournier, Deputy Chief Mather; Shannon from Flatbread, Kathy Crowley and team, Crystal Silva and team, Anne Verret-Speck and team, Kellyn Nahas, Rosie Werner, Teddy Speck and Theater in the Open for another stellar production; Stacy Lamson for her committed collaboration, Bob and Mark from the Ring Reckers Car Club, Joey Walker Photography, Don Meskie and Kate Broughton, Heidi Thompson, Frank Czar, Jennifer Yim, Mac from The Daily News, Eric Gregoire and Mayor Kezer. Also to the many fabulous vendors who participated in the Farmers’ Market and Downtown Bazaar and our talented musical guests, EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy, Studio Two, Just Harry Ensemble and Root 150.

I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the residents and visitors who participated in and supported our 2013 Amesbury Days Celebration. Events like this are what a community needs — a chance to get together, celebrate and enjoy their community. Thank you for helping make our wonderful community shine, even in the rain, and our Amesbury Days Celebration a tremendous success!

Allison Heartquist

Amesbury Days Committee chair