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June 20, 2013

Honorary mayor's race gains momentum

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As a restaurant owner, Andrinopoulos’ platform is simple: “A chicken in every pot and smiles at every table.”

Andrinopoulos said he is not that far behind in the voting, and he is planning a fundraiser at his Danvers Square eatery on Monday, from 7 to 9 a.m., to gather more vote donations. He is the first winner of the contest, which started in 2011. It was the brainchild of Rotarian Neal Waldman, who got the idea from a fundraiser on Nantucket.

“The most important thing is we raise money for scholarships,” Andrinopoulos said.

Bartlett is hoping to tap her social media networks and affiliations with other service organizations: She’s vice president of both the Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership and the Danvers Kiwanis. She’s also on the board of directors for Building Bridges Through Music and is an affiliate member of the North Shore Association of Realtors.

”No matter who wins, the kids win,” said Bartlett, who has been posting her campaign posters around town. Her goal is for the fundraiser to top $20,000 this year. Bartlett, who grew up in Salem, was also the beneficiary of a Rotary scholarship when she went to college.

Cakes for Occasions owner Delaney said in her Web page bio: “I am proud to participate in this event again this year. I think it is a fun way to raise funds with Danvers Rotary to support our community through scholarships and donations. Being in a creative field, I love to support ‘out of the box’ campaigns!”

Voting ends midnight Wednesday, June 26. Visit https://mayorofdanvers.fundraise.com/activity/danvers-rotary-club/danvers-honorary-mayor-2013 to learn more.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at eforman@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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