Thank you from Celebration:
Thanks to all the hard work, dedication and support of the Newton North Community, CELEBRATION 2013 was a success. The seniors enjoyed the post prom party that continued into the early morning hours of the following day in a transformed Newton North.
Thank you to the Celebration Planning Committee: Deb Wyler with Jenny Gamson, Tracy Clark and Mark Lewis for being the creative force behind the transformation to "Aloha from Hawaii", Joan Balaban and Janet Linder for keeping the kids well fed, Alison Conant for making sure the kids had lots of things to do, Itsvan Bonyhay for overseeing the very popular casino, Una Simmons for making sure the kids left with some great prizes, Kathleen Maguire for recruiting and managing the many volunteers needed to make the evening a success, DJ David McDade for keeping the tunes coming, Linda Wolyniec for setting up the always popular coffee bar, Paul Keyes for overseeing the late night break down and clean up and finally, to Michele Weinfeld for tracking all of our financials for the event. What a great team to work with!!
We also want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered to work on Celebration. Without your time, we would not able to provide this safe party for our seniors to hang out at. Thank you to Phyllis Attisano, Mary Baker, Kathy Baron, Katherine Barton, Rajesh Bhutani, Charles Bianchi, Susan Bianchi, Sally Brickell, Nancy Brown, Bruce Brumberg, Alison Conant, Mary Beth DeNucci, Ann DeVarennes, Margie Decter, Jo Doherty, Pat Doolin, Alina Duckham, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Peggy Gallagher, Lisa Goldfinger, Lena Golick, Lisa Gresser, Linn Hardenburgh, Barbara Howard, Paul Howley, Jag Jain, Jyoti Jain, Naina Jain, Neha Jain, Alyssa Kaplan, Ben Kaufman, Paul Keyes, Lynne LeBlanc, Challa Lewis, Michele Loftus, Alison McCarty, Mary Beth McIntyre, Janet Milione, Greg Mobley, Alison Montague, Lauren Paton, Elizabeth Reilly, Dino Rossi, Dorothea Rudorf, Murray Sackman, Donald Sampson, Ellen Sheehy, Arnold Sodder, Vandana Sodder, Bonnie Southworth, Isabelle Thacker, Taryn Vian, Tullia Visco, Les Whitham, Kym Williams, Pam Wright, Joe Apperson, Susan Bianchi, Dian Bohannon, Shuling Chou, Dana Davis, Donna Davis, Laurie Friedell, Gloria Gavris, Edith Geringer, Fran Gilardetti, Katie Greeley, Jill Hogan, Dana Holland, Mary Lewis, Shara Lewis, Taryn McInnes, Tina Michol, Georgina and Vin Miles, Ingrid Neuman, Leslea Noble, Carmen, Pancerella, Andrea Plotkin, Terri Romanelli, Joe Romanelli, Flip Ruben, Ilana Ruben, Brendan Ruby, Isihara Sachiko, Steve Seckler, Annette Seward, Rachel Smith, Thomas Smith, Anne Swager, Debbie Wasson, Ellen Whalley, Claudia Wu, Shengping Zeng , Melanie Alder Cohen, Lisa Campbell, Meg Cabot, Lisa Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Margaret Doris, Sarah Eckler, Jill Fisher, Barbara Huggins, Sachiko Isihara, Stacy Moriarty, Deb Nemetz, Helen Quigley, Carey and Bill Ranta, Val Shulock, Jim Byrne, Cindi Golus, Liz Granfort, Matt Kenslea, Steve Linsky, Andrea Newman, Diane Sakakini Rao, Nikki Shearman, Sam Clark, Lexi Turner, Cindy Laughrea, Natalie Edridge, Fred Green, Libba Ingram, Jeff Kaplan, Susan Kalish, Hara Klein, Paul Lebo, Bela Labovich, Peg Larkin, Jilma and Jpen Meimaridis, and Grace Rokosz It could not happen without you!!
We also want to thank those who made financial contributions and donated raffle prizes. Your contributions allow us to fund a wonderful evening for our graduating seniors.
We also acknowledge Linda Plaut and Jean Smith of the Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs and the Suzuki School for the use of their material and space to make decorations for Celebration.
Again, THANKS to all for your support and generosity.
Celebration Co Chairs, Maria Bonyhay, Carolyn Judge and Mindy Sherbet
If we have left anyone out, our sincere apologies and our extra thank you!