To the Editor:
The Hull PorchFest team wishes to thank the Hull community, our sponsors, and generous donors for, once again, turning out in a big way on Tuesday night, June 22, at The Parrot. About 120 folks ready for a party packed The Parrot and enjoyed good friends, delicious food, and great music well into the night.
The list of people to thank is long:
First, thank you to Brian Houlihan and his entire Eat Local team at The Parrot for being great hosts for the second straight year. Your generosity has enabled Hull PorchFest to live up to our charter to give back to the community. By making your facilities available we will be able provide financial support again this year to the Anne M. Scully Senior Center in Hull.
Thank you to Joe Small for once again serving as emcee for the event. No one exudes warmth and class better than Joe. We are honored to have you with us.
Thank you to our entertainers for the evening: Mike Tetreault, Steve Tapper, Shira Moss, Renae Ann and Mike Dardis for your professionalism, generosity, and for the great sounds you brought to the event. You all came from long distances on a rainy night and delivered like pros.
Thank you to our many donors of raffle prizes and silent auction items for your extreme generosity:
Balance Studios – class card
Crave Smoothies & Bowls – gift card
Dan Young – legal services
Front Porch Studios – music production services
George Washington Tom TV & Appliance – utensil set
The Good Geeks and Scoops Ice Cream Shop – Mimosa gift basket and dog-theme raffle basket
Jake’s Restaurant – gift card
Kevin Hull and Robin Coyne Hull – wine-paired meal for two
Mambos Restaurant – gift card
Nantasket Liquors – donation
Nantasket Sweets by Swedes – gift basket
Orange Theory Fitness – class cards and bag
Paragon Surf – Boogie Board
Pete Coffman, Pam Coffman, Bob Belknap, and Maureen Mathews – lunch cruise on the Sea Fever
Red Sky Restaurant – gift card
Sarah McKenna – Red Sox tickets
Schooners Restaurant – gift card
Jamie Ross of Securian Advisors of New England – financial planning consulting
Shipwreck’d Restaurant – gift basket
Sue Bradley – stained-glass window art piece
Sue Lynch – gift basket
To Dine For – gift card
Thank you to our many 2020/2021 sponsors and, particularly, our presenting sponsor, Charisma Realty.
Also. Orange Theory Fitness, The Parrot, DiVito Realty, The Good Geeks, Abby Diamond CMA, Remote Recycle, Hull-Nantasket Chamber, Hingham Institution for Savings, Front Porch Studios, Balance Studio, Toast, O’Neill Tire and Auto Service, BBS Inc. Tax & Advisory Services, Nantasket Flowers, Stan & Justine Augenstern of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Hull, Nantasket Liquors, Weinberg’s Bakery & Café, and Hull Auto Repair & Detail.
A very big thank you to all our guests who dug deep and generously to buy tickets and then give more to the raffles, silent auction, and to general donations especially at our end-of-night sing-along with entertainer Mike Dardis. We appreciate your giving far more than you know.
A particular thank you to Chris and Ellie Pariseault of Hull for your extremely generous donation the night of FUNdraiser. You “get it” and understand our mission. We are thrilled to have you as part of the tribe!
A special shoutout to Patti Abbate, Tom Wesley, and the entire team at The Hull Times for your part in publicizing not just the FUNdraiser but in highlighting all events related to Hull PorchFest. You are a valued and important partner.
Thanks to our many volunteers who helped out in so many ways the night of the FUNdraiser: Annie Pickett, Sally Bergstein, Cecelia Bailey, Bridget Kotelly, Robin Coyne Hull, Trish Waddleton, Loretta Lane, and Lisa Leary (and her boyfriend). Sincere apologies to anyone we may have forgotten.
Finally, our eternal gratitude to the Hull PorchFest planning team: Sue Lynch, Fred Meltzer, Kevin Hull, Kat Wasabi, Peter and Pam Coffman, and Trish Waddleton. You are the ones who make it all happen.