To the Editor:
The holidays in Newburyport are always magical and welcomed by so many people from the greater Newburyport area. We are fortunate to live and work in a city that embraces the many holiday traditions and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to be the facilitator with so many other partners to bring a smile and a twinkle in the eye of children old and young alike. From the day the Christmas tree is put up in Market Square, to the annual Santa Parade, Invitation Nights and Santa’s Workshop there are so many that are involved and need to be thanked.
The Chamber would like to publicly thank so many individuals that volunteered their time in one way or another to welcome and embrace the holiday season in Newburyport.
Mayor Donna Holaday;The Rotary Club of Newburyport; Interact Club of Newburyport High School; Volpone Towing Company; Tony Furnari, Allen Frost and the staff of the City of Newburyport DPW; Dave Zinck, City of Newburyport; Mike Lagasse; Atlantic Crane Service; our elf helpers from the Link House; Molly Ettenborough, City of Newburyport; Brett Murphy, Murphy Construction Co.; Ray Nippes, Bixby International; Michael Steer, Seaport Signworks; Marshal Thomas Howard and the City of Newburyport Police Department; Chief Steve Cutter and the City of Newburyport Fire Department; Ralph Castagna, Castagna Construction; John Guertin, Essex Street Inn; Mark Audette, Rings Island Marina; Steve Cohen and the Newburyport High School Marching Band; Sue Densmore and the Triton Regional High School Marching Band; Esther Sayer, Inn Street Barbershop; Newburyport Mothers Club; Carl Strube and Pete Falconi, WNBP Radio; Kim Gobbi, Newburyport Today; The Newburyport Current; Diane and Ed Gronbeck, Brass Lyon; John Macone and the staff of the Newburyport Daily News; James F. Patten Jr. Family; BMC Jason Holm, BM1 Timothy Crochet and the men and women of US Coast Guard River Merrimack Station; Barbara Prietz, Greenskeepers; Paul Hogg, Newburyport Harbor Master; Tyke Karopoulos and Susan Mazzola from Port City Sandwich Co.; Bob Ledoux; Ed Howlett; Fred Coates; Richie Eaton; Sharon Cronin and Ken Cutcliffe; Brookwood School; Kerry at Pandora’s Box; Hope Church; Girl Scouts; Cub Scouts Pack 451 and Pack 21; and Merrimack Valley Townsmen Chorus.