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September 26, 2013

Letter: Many helped make gala a success

To the editor:

The Beverly Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Fall Gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Sept. 19 with a themed event titled “$10K Game”. Over 200 people attended this classy fundraiser, which offered a fantastic dinner, over $12K in consolation prizes, live auction and a $10K grand prize. Karen Nascembeni from North Shore Music Theatre and Brad Hunt from Salem Five Bank were our charismatic emcees. ...

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – Beverly Hospital, a member of Lahey Health; Platinum Sponsors — Marblehead Bank, North Shore 104.9 FM; Gold Sponsors — Eastern Bank, North Shore Music Theatre; Silver Sponsor — Salem Five Bank Charitable Trust; Bronze Sponsors — DC Group, FWWebb, North Shore Bank, R&L Associates, Purple Diamond LLC and Thomson Communications.

Also to those who donated some wonderful auction items:

Nino Lombardi, John Archer, Bill Hanney, Endicott College, North Shore 104.9 FM, Ryan and Wood Distillery, Mass Audubon Society, Wild Horse Café, Bow Street Salon, Elements Massage, USS Constitution, Montserrat College of Art, Fuzions Frozen Yogurt, DoubleTree Hotel, Pleasant Street Studios, Depot Liquors, PinkBerry, Cranmore Ski, Revere Tanning Salon, Stoneham Theatre, Pat’s Peak, Nanci’s Int’l Jewellery, Sweet Feed, Butterfly Nutrition, Misslewood, Not Your Average Joe’s, Fitness Together, Wenham Museum, Pacini’s Restaurant, Eurostoves, North Shore Music Theatre, Water Country, Boston Red Sox, Peabody Essex Museum, Private Home Health Care, Spectacle Management, Marino’s Café, Freeda’s Pizza and Calzones, Starbucks, NE Aquarium, Maple Street Tavern, Rocco’s Pizza, Hawthorne Hotel, AYN Wellness, Essex River Cruise, Sam Adams Brewery, Cranney Electric, Laser Quest, JFK Museum, Boston Upper Deck Super Tours, North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly Athletic Club, Green Mountain Coffee, Massage by Mary Kay, Aqua Salon, Amanda Furnari, Giogi Salon, Supreme Roast Beef, East Boston Savings Bank, Green Elephant, Rockport Inn and Suites, Shalin Lui Performance Center, Matty’s Pub and Spirits, New England Dog Biscuit and Tony’s Recon.

A portion of the proceeds from the event was donated to the North Shore Elder Services and Harborlight Community Partners.

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

Fay Salt

Event chairperson

John Somes

Chamber executive director

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