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May 14, 2013

Great Chefs' Night raises $47,000 for AJH

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We truly appreciate the financial support of Terry Blanchard, Mike Roy, Janet Marcus, Dr. Francis MacMillan, Jr., Sandy and Ray Jenkins, John Kelly, Elizabeth and Richard Rooney, Diantha Brown, The Law offices of Connolly & Connolly, Marty & Patty Doggett, Sarah Gnerre and Chris Mulligan, Esq., Hatter’s Point, Newburyport Medical Associates, Tallman Eye Associates, Urology Consultants, West Newbury Readers/GAR Memorial Library Patrons, Nancy Thurlow, James G. Zafris, Jr., Anne White, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoyt, Berenice McLaughlin, Mimi and Larry Reeves, David Loring, Lindsay Cavanagh, Dr. and Mrs. Ben Heersink, Delia O’Connor, Jack Bradshaw and Denise Marien, Peter Depesa, Mike and Martha Terry, and Anne Tuthill.

We would also like to recognize the contributions and support of Denise’s Flower Shop, Nunan Florist & Greenhouse, Governor’s Academy, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Seaboard Products/Great Brewers, Mike Steer of Seaport Signworks of Salisbury, Pam Johnson of Travelling Bartenders, Ipswich Ale and our fantastic wait staff from Triton Regional High School.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Esther Sayer, this year’s emcee and auctioneer, who helped put the sparkle in our evening. Additional sparkle derived from the music of Kevin O’Rourke, Ron Chane, Matt Beard and Mark Luchini of Don’t Call Me Shirley. They literally kept everyone on their feet dancing the night away.

Aid members Rachel Navarra and Susie Parker, this year’s co-chairs, are to be heartily congratulated. With the help of their fellow Aid Association members, they worked tirelessly for the last several months to make the evening a huge success.

This special evening also marked the 125th year of the existence of the Aid Association, which was established in 1888. For 125 years, all proceeds from the Aid’s fundraisers have gone to supporting patient services and have helped to maintain Anna Jaques as a topnotch facility with up-to-date technology.

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