To the Editor:
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You get by with a little help from your friends. For me, a lot of help from a lot of friends. It takes a village – Hull and the South Shore is that village.
Together we provided Thanksgiving dinner for 600 people, held a 125-vehicle parade with a Rotary Disaster Aid USA trailer full of gifts to show our veterans the love; and provided 500 people with a holiday dinner along with a second bag of food, making it about 11,000 meals donated.
We did it all with help from more than 200 volunteers, along with: Jeﬀ Lempkin, of Daddy’s Restaurant, and his crew, Tony and Cory; the O’Brien family, of Jake’s Restaurant, Jim and Mike; the Wolfe family (especially Kim), Chad, Sharon, and Barbara; Jim Richman and Gail, of the senior center; Matt Martin, of Outreach End Hunger; Linda, of the South Shore Community Action Council, for trailers of food and gifts; David, at the Red Cross Food Bank; Gregg Brass and Rabbi Benni, at the Veterans Voice Radio Network; Vinny, Pat, and Jill, of Wellspring; our local and regional Rotary Clubs; Ralph Fiore, of the Knights of Columbus, Don Cox, of the Mass. Military Support Foundation; Sean and Elaina Baggot, of the Hull Lifesaving Museum; Jack Hood and the Hull kids, Drew Dockery, and Coach Mahoney, of the Cohasset football and hockey teams; Derby Academy; PetSmart; Hingham and Hull VSO, Brockton VA Medical Center; Monty, from the Jeep Club, Sully, Titus, and the Band of Brothers for the Vietnam Huey float; Mr. Jack, at the Red Cross; Rob and the Nantasket Beach Car Show crew; Brockton Emergency Management, fire and police; Weymouth Elks Club; John, at Nantasket Liquors; Carmine of Bayside Coach; Val at Weinberg’s; Ben, from Greaves Design; and The Hull Times, The Patriot Ledger, WATD Radio, WMEX Radio, WBMS Radio, Hull Cable, and the staff at Hull Town Hall.
Happy trails until we meet again.
Craig Wolfe (Wolfie)