Sen. Brown lauds Spirit of Shrewsbury
By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R, (third from left) stops by the Community Advocate booth at the Spirit of Shrewsbury expo to say hello. (From left to right - state Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, the "C.A. Monster," Brown and the C.A.'s Mary Ellen Cyganiewicz. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)
Shrewsbury – Hundreds of people did not let the chilly, overcast weather dampen their enthusiasm from attending today’s Spirit of Shrewsbury (SOS) expo at the Oak Middle School.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R, also attended the event, much to the excitement of a large number of his supporters who were in attendance.
Before touring the venue, he praised the work of the many volunteers who helped to organize the event as well as the various groups who participated.
“This is a great event,” he said. “Keep up the good work Shrewsbury!”
Brown then graciously posed for pictures, signed autographs and shook the many hands held out to him as he walked around the entire expo.
Also making an appearance at the expo was state Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D- 3rd District. Brown, Beaton and McGovern are all running for re-election this year.
The C.A. Monster meets a fan.
The Shrewsbury Newcomers' Club was one of the non-profit groups at the event.
Melanie Magee (left) and Jeanne Shaw (right) represent Shrewsbury Trails.
Lisa Sundeen (left) and Angela Snell (right) take a shift at the Shrewsbury Recreation Dept. booth.
Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders (from left to right) Alexa Kassos, Jill Fiore, Jenn Riedl and Katie Confalone take a break from performing for the crowd.
Sharon Yager, the director of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Alice Johnson, and Louise Russell represent the Shrewsbury Senior Center. Russell is the President of the Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center; Johnson is the group's treasurer.
Shiraz Al-Hamra,5 and Safiyah Ahmed, 8, take a break frrom helping out at their school's booth, the Al-Hamra Academy.
The Tall Boys rocked out during the afternoon with an entertaining show of classic rock covers.
Maria Lemieux, the treasuer for the Lakeway Business District Association passes out cookies courtesy of the Bean Counter Bakery.
These kids are not afraid of the C.A. Monster at all!
The Shrewsbury Girl Scouts particpated in SOS.
The little "super hero" is ready to take on any trouble!
The C.A. Monster makes a new friend, Allice Johnson, the treasuer of the Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center.
The C.A. Monster poses with two Shrewsbury Girl Scouts.
The C.A. Monster is no match for this brave young man!
The little girl on the right doesn't quite know what to make of the C.A Monster while her brother finds it all quite amusing.
Kids of all ages love to pose with the C.A. Monster.
This little boy is rocking out to the sounds of the Tall Boys.
"Blades," the Boston Bruins mascot, poses with some fans.
"Blades" dances with students from the Elite Academy of Dance.
Sen. Scott Brown (left) greets some of his many fans.
Sen. Scott Brown (left) greets Shrewsbury Selectman John Lebeaux.
Sen. Scott Brown (left) poses with some of his young fans.
Sen. Scott Brown prepares to try out the big tennis racket, courtesy of Westboro Tennis & Swim Club.
The C.A. Monster stops by the Shrewsbury Public Library booth.
A young fan says hi to the C.A. Monster.
The Shrewsbury Pack 146 Cub Scouts dunking booth was very popular.
The C.A. Monster knows who the true super heros are!
Wegmans was at the event passing out apples to attendees.
These two beautiful well-behaved dogs enjoyed the event as well.
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