To the editor:
The Ipswich Museum held its annual Holiday Boutique and Party fundraising events on Dec. 1 and 2. Snow flurries occurred all day on Saturday, adding to the holiday merriment. Special thanks to committee members: Terri Stephens, Stephanie Gaskins, Marcia Gray, Pam Irwin, Joan O’Flynn, Judy Rusin, and Anna and Al Traveis for working hard every year to make these events a tremendous success.
Contributors of items for Consignment, Grandma’s Attic and Boutique sale, Silent Auction and Holiday Raffle, and volunteers who gave their time were: Gail Anderson, Cathy Carter, Deborah and Robert Cassady, Johanne Cassia, Wendy Evans, Alison Thompson, Judy Fudge, Stephanie and Darius Gaskins, Roxie Giddings, Maisie Crowther, Gordon’s Greenhouse, Marcia and George Gray, Phil Grenier, Judy Hallberg, Arianna Knapp, Heidi Hennessy, Pam and Rob Irwin, Elaine Lucas, Mary Maloney, Pieter Messelaar, Connie McCausland, Moira McLaughlin, Lee Nelson, Sue Nelson, Bob Purzycki, Bette Richardson, Judy Rusin, Gary Starrak, Terri and Jamie Stephens, Stoney Stone, Diane Tedford, Kirki Thompson, Pat Tyler, Anna and Al Traveis, Judy Waldner, Hope Wigglesworth, Chris Wright, Sydel Rabin, Jeannette Esposito, Robin MacLeod, Boyd and Chris Finch, Sara Livermore, Sharon Grimes, Joanne Schade, Mitzi Marsh, Sara Zinc, Shirlie Slater, Bill Ralph, Valerie Markarian, Therese Armstrong, Kathie Wyman, Gretel Clark, Laura Cleary, Lucy Potter, Pat Flanagan, Janice Colby, Stoney Stone, Andrew Borsari, Terese Barous, Hester Clapp, James Grimes, Cynthia Brown, Beth Rogers, Barbara Ostberg, Anna Kjoss, Kristina Brendel, Katherine Chaison, Stacey Fraser-deHaan, Wolf Hill Garden Center, Blue Peacock, Nancy Kemp, Churchill Oil, and Salt Marsh Antiques.
A special thanks to the Town & Country Garden Club for beautifully decorating the museum rooms for the holiday events: Anna Traveis, Elvira Borsari, Pat Beirne, Connie McCausland, Janet LaCount, Sherry Hurley, Flo Whynott, Terri Stephens, Karen Scopa, Sharon Gogan, Barbara Russell, Mary Smith, Dorothy Johnson, Louise Callahan, Marcia Fabri, Ruth Harkness, Pam Tomlin, Carol Ryan and Al Traveis.
Many members dropped off items without leaving us their name, so if we have forgotten anyone, please forgive us. Thank you all for your time and donations, and special thanks to members of the community who stopped by to purchase items. It was a great success. Have a wonderful and prosperous new year.