The Hull Senior Center block party was a huge success. We had a great time celebrating the reopening of the senior center with beautiful weather and great company.
We have so many people to thank for the success of the party and all the fun that was had by all, starting with the Senior Friends volunteer group that made this idea come to life and worked to help us present a great block party. From early in March, the group met monthly to help plan the party, and each member took on different volunteer jobs to help make it happen. More amazing volunteers pitched in on the day of the party doing various things. The Department of Public Works always said yes. The trucks would pull up, and they would just start working many times from leading up to the event to cleaning the outdoor property and early morning on the day of the event day setting up the chairs, tables, and tents for the party.
The Hull Garden Club rocked it, planting our beautiful new flower and vegetable gardens in the weeks before the event, and at the party they took on the rock- and shell-painting table. They also provided beautiful centerpieces.
Bob Bright, Glenn Daly, and Kurt Marcella played amazing music and kept the party alive. Thank you to St. Ann’s Church for providing safe parking for everyone. Wellspring’s food truck provided a delicious lunch, and Nona’s ice cream truck cooled everyone down with delicious ice cream.
We were so grateful to spend the day with so many senior friends and also thankful that so many special guests took time out of their day to stop by and help out, too … Town manager Phil Lemnios, state Sen. Patrick O’Connor, state Rep. Joan Meschino, Police Chief John Dunn, Deputy Police Chief Neil Reilly, Detective Andrew Reilly, Select Board member Donna Pursel, and COA board members Jim Richman, Rob Goldstein, and Maureen O’Brien.
A huge thank you to our raffle prize donors: Shipwreck’d, Local 02045, Saltwater Diner, Crave, Schooners, To Dine For, Wellspring, Sweets by Swedes, Weinberg’s, local Avon consultant Judy Fazio, and the Hull Garden Club. So many local businesses stepped up, donating generously for us to share wonderful gifts with so many seniors who attended the festivities.
The block party meant so much to the staff at the senior center, and we are so thankful to have shared the day with Hull seniors and for all the help we had to make this party such a success.
Lisa Thornton, Jo Ann Rose, Rachel Gerold,
Ann Kenney, and Mickey Corcoran