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July 5, 2014

Letter: Community made for a successful Arts Fest

To the editor:

By all measures, Arts Fest Beverly was a huge success this year! We were lucky that the rain moved out early and thousands of people came out to shop and buy from our juried artists and fine crafters, make their own art masterpieces and enjoy great music and kids’ activities.

Arts Fest happens because we have an amazing team of volunteers who plan the event for eight months, then on the day of the event they show up at 6 a.m. to set up, clean up and do every job in between. This year, our committee was led by Kathleen Moore and Heather Wolsey. Tireless committee members included Joanna Scaparotti, Deanna Pierpan, Suzie LaMont, Sandra Griffel, Jan Preston, Gayel Cote, Kelly Johnson, Savery Kelley and Tracy Valletti.

At the festival, a hundred little jobs need to be done to make sure everything goes smoothly. Our volunteers kept the food court clean, put signs around town, carried heavy tables, helped vendors set up their canopies, took photos, sold raffle tickets and even directed the limo of a bride who got married in the middle of the day at St. Mary’s. Thank you to Joyce Moore, Nancy Putnam, Brad Jones, Mary Lou Ferriero, Amy Fafard, Susan and Andrew Whitelocks, Jacquie Spector, Caitlin Duggan, Eileen Duggan, Mary Grant, Julia Campbell, Day Ann Kelley, Brenda Murphy, Alyse Klappenbach, Irene Christ, Pat Allen, Georgia Bills, Steve Galante, Amanda Hynes, Donna Musumeci, Dan Boschen, Charlie Boschen, Jessica Susan, Greg Bishop, Margot Rogers, Joyce Tat, Tara Zraunig, Adam Bates, John Farrell, Julie Chechik, Tim Short, Keanu Burke, Charles Nastasi, Gayla Bartlett, Sue Goganian, Nick Zarkades, Terese Trapani, Steve and Barbara Sanborn, Jo Broderick, Laddie Weld, Dalton Young, Paulette Fraizer, Larry Ralph, Dan Brosnan, Joe Zelloe, Jack Zelloe, Cheryl and Tony Sydorko, Dan DeAngelis, Mindelynn Young and Craig Hovey.

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