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Opinion

October 25, 2013

Thanks for making Fall Festival a big success

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Thank you to Ken Gray for volunteering his time in putting together the “mini” car show in the Upper Millyard; people in attendance told us they enjoyed it very much. Thank you to all who entered our scarecrow contest. This year we had seven entrants who paid a $20 donation fee, which was given to Our Neighbors’ Table in Amesbury. Congratulations to our first-place winner, Linda Siess of Amesbury, and to second-place winners, the Davis family, also of Amesbury. Thank you to Amesbury police officer Tom Hanshaw, Ken Gray and Mayor Thatcher Keezer for volunteering as our contest judges. And a great big thanks to all who entered and made a donation to Our Neighbors’ Table, we hope to double our number of entrants next year.

We cannot forget to thank Heron Pond Farm who donated the corn stalks used to decorate the bull nose and other areas around the downtown, as well as Allison Heartquist from the Mayors office, the DPW, the Amesbury Police Department, and Melissa Lachance, executive director of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce, for their help in coordinating logistics for the event, Jon Mooers for creating our banner and advertising materials, and last but not least, community members Rosemary Cashman and Virginia Page for their help during setup and cleanup.

Finally, I’d like to personally thank the following ADBA members for their help in all aspects of the planning of our event. Ed Justen of Workspace 36, Joanne Wimberly of Bertram & Oliver Booksellers, Deb Pagley of Parke Place Boutique, Marge Crosby of C Meadows Boutique, and Nancy Plante of Riverwalk Gallery and Healing Arts. We made a great team, and I look forward to planning our upcoming events with such an enthusiastic and helpful group of individuals.

Kathi L.Gannett

ADBA president and owner/designer

Amesbury

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