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October 10, 2012

Thank you for successful gala

To the editor:

The Beverly Chamber of Commerce held its annual fall gala at the North Shore Music Theatre’s Backstage Bistro on Friday, Sept. 21, with a themed event titled “6 to 10,” which coincided with the North Shore Music Theatre’s “9 to 5” show. More than 100 people attended this classy fundraiser, which offered fantastic food from Not Your Average Joe’s. We had more than 50 live and silent auction items, a “6 to 10” signature drink and the wonderful hospitality from the North Shore Music Theatre’s professional staff. Don Kelley from Wayside Trailers was our magnificent emcee, who did a great job keeping everyone entertained and laughing.

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Presenting Sponsor — Beverly Hospital; Producing Sponsor — North Shore 104.9FM; Spotlight Sponsor — Marblehead Bank, Eastern Bank; Orchestra Sponsor — Salem Five Charitable Trust; Mezzanine Sponsor — Coastal Windows, People’s United Bank and FWWebb; Supporting Sponsors — TD Bank, Appleby and Wyman Insurance Agency, Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, North Shore Bank, Greater Beverly YMCA, Cranney Home Services, Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Super Sub Shop, Wayside Trailers, Purple Diamond LLC, Beverly Cooperative Bank, East Boston Savings Bank, and Electric Insurance.

Also to those that donated some wonderful auction items: Terrace by the Sea in Ogunquit, Maine; Ogunquit Playhouse; Brewster Waterfront Getaway from Bill Hanney; Lunch With the Mayor from Bill Scanlon; three months of radio commercials from North Shore 104.9FM; Ipswich photo by Lauren Poussard Photography; Anything Balloons & Flowers; oil painting by Nino Lombardi; Gourmet Dinner and Drawing class from John Archer; Rockport Getaway by Rockport Inn; Stoneham Theatre; I Pazzi gift certificate from East Boston Savings Bank; sterling jewelry necklace from Maureen O’Grady at Silpada Designs; noncredit course from NSCC; Ryan and Wood Distillery; Luna E Sole; Elements Massage; New Wave Salon; North Coast Too; Massage by Linda Scott; Nanci’s International Jewelry and Memory Lamps; Jodie Malatzky Tupperware Consultant; Lorraine Roy; Liberty Hotel; Boston Ballet; Salem Waterfront Hotel; Peabody Essex Museum; Wild Blueberry Restaurant; Pinkberry; NE Aquarium; Santa’s Village; Topsfield Fair; Matty’s Restaurant; Maple Street Tavern; Endicott College; Inner Source; The Chocolate Pan; Angeli Hair Studio; Mary Kay Massage; Edible Arrangements; Cranney Home Services; Coastal Windows; Ellen’s Skin Care; Pacini’s Italian Eatery; Partridge Tree Shop; Sun ‘N Air Golf Center; Hamilton-Wenham Rod and Gun Club; Cakes for Occasions; Schooner Thomas E. Lannon; Bay State Tickets; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Renaissance Spa for Skin and Nails; J. Gibley’s Tuxedo; Classic Cuts Barber Shop; Green Elephant; Creative Yarns; Sew Creative; Depot Diner; Dellaria Salon; La Rouge Nail Care; BTrue Promotions; Beverly Garden Suites; North Shore Music Theatre; Casa de Moda; and Shalin Liu Performance Center.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the North Shore Community College “Kids to College — Summer of Discovery” summer program.

Thank you again for your generosity. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Fay Salt,

event chairperson

John Somes,

executive director

Beverly Chamber of Commerce

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