SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 24, 2012

Letter: Thanks from Up All Night


The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

On Sunday, June 3, the Beverly High School graduating Class of 2012 celebrated the 21st anniversary of the “Up All Night” Party. The mission to provide a fun, safe celebration for the graduates was a tremendous success. The “Up all Night Party” was held once again at Cedardale Health and Fitness Club in Haverhill. This venue has much to offer, providing an exciting and entertaining night for the graduates. In addition to a pool, tennis, basketball and racquetball courts, casino tables and inflatables, the graduating seniors enjoyed a hilarious performance by a hypnotist at the end of the night.

We would like to thank the many local business and community leaders who generously donated funds and/or services to this event, including the Serpa Family, owner of Dunkin’ Donuts, Steve Jones and Cherry Farm Creamery, Aero Manufacturing Corp, Happy Clam, Coastline Construction, Kelly Auto, Fairwind Travel, Appleby & Wyman, Bactes Imaging — Dan and Judy Bailey, Beverly Chamber of Commerce, Lakeview Motor Lodge, Beverly Driving School, Orthopaedics Plus, Beverly Kiwanis Foundation, Herman A. Spear Post #331, The Remodeling Company, Garden City Pediatrics, Glen Battistelli LLC, Leslie Ray Insurance Agency, Salem Plumbing & Designer Bath, Shuka & Assoc, Bldg Facilities Engineering Co, Italian Community Center, Grondin Funeral Home, Dr. Stanley Sozanski, Dawson’s True Value Hardware, Seacoast Electric, Gorton’s of Gloucester, Maria’s Pizza, A New Leaf — Laura Hillios, Sugar & Spice, Casa de Moda, Fashion Tailoring, Centraal Cycle. The following banks: Eastern Bank, Salem Five, Beverly Cooperative, People’s United and North Shore Bank. Parent-Teacher Organizations: North Beverly, Ayers Ryal Side, Briscoe, BHS, Centerville and Cove. Our public servants: Wes Slate, Paul Manzo, Maureen Troubetaris, Mayor and Mrs. William Scanlon, and state Rep. Jerry Parisella. The friends of UAN: Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonald, Ms. Lisa Horowitz/Mr. David Huth, Ms. Ann Diamante, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Orr, Ms. Pamela Swasey, Ms. Patricia Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Driscoll, Ms. Georgiana Keefe-Feldman, Ms. Valerie Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCadden, Ms. Ann Tierney, Ms. Louise Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Bessee and Mr. Hector Rodrigues. A special thank you to assistant principals Dan Bauer and Betty Taylor, and Principal Sean Gallagher. Also the “front office ladies” at BHS, Lora Bassett, Annie Matney and Maddy August.

We would also like to thank the following individuals and Beverly High School Families who donated funds or time to sponsor this event: Albee, Ball, Boland, Bonugli, Brown, Carr, Casale, Cowans, Decker, Delaney, Dodge, Dumas, Flannery, French, Gomes, Hannon, Hickey, Kallas, Koenig, Leathersich, Leclerc, Lewis, Lomonte, McHugh, Michaud, Mitchell, Mizer, O’Donnell, O’Shea, Ortins, Paddol, Page, Pritika, Rennick, Robertson, Salmonsen, Scouras, Silvestri, Spencer, Wheatley. Please forgive any omissions.

This event would not be possible without the fantastic chaperones who stayed “up all night:” Stacy McHugh, Mercene Perry, Kathy Carnevale, Danielle Filtran, James Aaron, Liz Howland, Judith Yarossi, Dean Jennings, Suzanne Beaudoin, Jeanne Chan, Barb Fecteau, Katherine Mullins, Barbara Healey, Beth and Paul Coz and Pam Sweet.

We look forward to continuing this unique partnership with the community to support future high school graduates. The committee will be meeting this fall to plan the 2013 event. Please contact Jeanne Puopolo-Chan, thechans@comcast.net if you are interested in joining the planning committee or would like to contribute to this event.

Dianne Salmonsen,

Joanne Flannery and

Cindy Halpern

Up All Night Committee