To the editor:

The senior celebration fundraising committee raises funds for Newburyport High School's senior celebration, an organized, all-night, substance-free evening where graduates gather one final time before embarking on their respective paths.

This will mark the 31st year of the tradition. As with years past, it takes much time and effort to realize such an endeavor. Parents and community business leaders combined resources to execute two events: Trivia Night on April 5 and Night at the Races on May 3. Both fundraising events were a brilliant success!

A special thanks to Scott McKeague and the North End Boat Club for generously donating the space for Trivia Night. We'd also like to thank all our generous sponsors: Oregano's Pizzeria, Michael's Harborside, Lynch's Pharmacy, the YWCA Newburyport, Mill River Winery, Jabra, Agave, Kelly's Taylor Rental, Nick's Pizza, the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport and Timothy S. Guldemond, D.D.S.

Also: Keiver-Willard Lumber Corp., Port Sheet Metal, Watts Eye Associates, Hero Coatings, Guiseppe's Fresh Pasta & Fine Food, Wall's Ford, Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation, Carr Island Animal Hospital, John A Pavlo D.M.D., Angie's Food & Diner, Natural High Fitness, Koglin Orthodontics, Newburyport Lions Club, Newburyport Bank, Hope Community Church, Newburyport PTO, Colden & Seymour, Mark Richey Woodworking and Arthur S. Page Insurance Agency.

Also: Newburyport Oral Surgery, New England Foot & Ankle, Tom's Discount, Dr. Michael Riccio, Inn Street Barber Shop, The Grog Restaurant, Portside Waterfront Kitchen & Bar, Appleton Eye Associated — Kevin Gasiorowski, Schneller BMW, J&M Professional Painters, Boston Winery, Gracious Events Mgmt., Winner's Circle, Two Chefs Catering & Tuscan Brands, Barking Dog, Souffles, Commune Cafe, Plum Island Roasters, The Juicery, Otto Pizza, Harbor Creamery, Elements Massage, Park Lunch, Mission Oak, Ciao Bella Skincare, Moonlight Limo, Sea Level, Sun Fun Tanning, Starbucks, Port Liquor, Leary's Fine Wine & Spirits, Newburyport Brewing, RiverWalk Brewing, Fig Tree Kitchen, Dianne's Fine Desserts, Panera Bread, Shaheen Bros., Moe's Italian Sandwiches, Stone Crust Pizza, Seaboard Distributors and Dos Amigos. Additionally, several families made personal donations to these events including: the Elmore, Hansen, Ventura, Ashe, Doherty, Naughton, Markey and White families.

Also to the many folks who volunteered their time and effort: Sheila Twomey, Maria Connor, Boyd Hancock, Jody Woekel, Laura Schonemann, Ilene Harnch-Grady, Dawn Budgell, Sharon Breighner, Liz Bradley, Phoebe Lonborg-Lewis, Christine Doherty/Mead, Kelli Webster, Lauren Eramo, Shelly Peicott, and the following families: Strauss, Iannini, Knight, Langis, Healy, Ford, Gray, Halley, Naughton, Lucci, Markey, Tervo, Pantelis, Duford and many others. Lastly, many thanks to all of those who attended.

Congrats to the Class of 2019. May your night be memorable and safe!

Mary Lucci

Newburyport