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Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury fair a success thanks to volunteers

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]To the Editor:

The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival was a success as witnessed by so many smiling faces, both young and old.  The sunny weekend brought droves of people to events around town.

The idiom, “many hands make light work” applies to the hard work and countless hours by volunteers to make the weekend events come together.  Although this may not be a complete list of people who gave up their time from their busy schedule, we thank the following people for making the Fall Festival possible.  Many people wore several hats this year:

President, Program Book, Town Expo Chairperson: Sabina Terrades

Vice-President, Webmaster, Traffic Control Chairperson: Tom Falzoi

Traffic Control volunteers: Curtis Falzoi, Steve Hartline, Jerry Johnson, Scotty Robertson, Paul Sonier

Treasurer:  Paul Sonier

Craft Fair & Committee:  Shilpa Deochakke, chairperson, Frances Carvalho, Sue Falzoi, Heidi Hayes- Pandey, Judy Johnson, Teri Sonier, Laura Teczar. Also, Giridhar Alamuri, Sreedevi Alamuri, Yogesh Deochakke, Sudha Iyer, Ashok Kale

Banners/Sponsors, After Parade – Family Fun & Fitness Festival: Melissa Montana

Fundraising: Don Green

Grand Marshal: Maria Smith

Over 90 Tribute Tea: Maria Smith & Sharon Yager

Parade co-chairs: Paul Anastasi  & Sue Falzoi

Parade stagers: Paul Anastasi, Jill & Mike Brewer, Linglong Chen, Sue Falzoi, Patrick Lei, Baiyuan Li, James & Beth Powers, Teri & Paul Sonier, UNH cheerleaders, Lei Xiong, Luke Xu

Publicity: Sue Falzoi

Photographer: Heidi Hayes-Pandey

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SPAC: Bill Nay & commentators Nick Todisco & Maria Smith

Town Engineering Dept: Jonathan Rahmati, Walter Castagna, Dan McCullen

5K Road Race & Funwalk: Chris Rutigliano

1830 Brick Schoolhouse & Museum Open House: Erik Larson

All for Kids Pancake Breakfast & Fishing Derby: Bob McGovern

Beal PTO Scholastic Book Fair & Storyteller: Lisa Powers, PTO chair; Chris Girardi, principal

First Congregational Church Open House: Jeanine Vitale

Hometown Gathering: Mary Rose Casey & Jude Donahue (SHS Alumni Association), David Couture & Bruce Parker (IAVC)

Kids Got Talent Competition: Suresh Gupta

Musical/Dancing Fountains at Dean Park: Barbara Donahue

Scarecrows on the Common: Gail Aslanian

Shrewsbury Crossing Art Gallery Opening, “Painting the Town”:  Kelly Marcimo

Students and adults from Shrewsbury High School, Mass Beijing Chinese Language School, and Shrewsbury Middle School

Go to www.spiritofshrewsbury.com for a list of the donors and sponsors who contributed to making the weekend possible.

If you would like to volunteer and/or have ideas for the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, contact Sabina at sterrades@hotmail or 508-845-5032. We are also looking for groups or individuals to run events to make next year’s weekend even bigger and better. Be a volunteer.  Catch the spirit…the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival!

Sue Falzoi

Publicity Chair

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

 

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