The Heritage Days committee would like to offer their thanks to those residents and visitors who joined us for the celebration August 2 – 5 in spite of the brutal heat. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the activities you attended and are looking forward to an all-new weekend celebration in 2013.
We want to congratulate the teams who participated in the Treasure Hunt and particularly acknowledge the Foley family for finding the most places in what was a difficult test of town knowledge.
A special thank you goes out to the Lion’s club members who handled the grill for the Great American Cookout: Ken Dawicki, Steve Magar, Sandy Bedard, Clay & Ronnie King, Charles McCullough and Joe Murphy; the Women’s Club members who made and served the delicious salad; and the Friends of the Elderly for the sweet watermelon.
The bonfire, which was huge and beautiful, would not have been possible without our dedicated Fire Department and the leadership of Chief Andrew Murray. It was a very busy, hot evening for this great group of men and we can’t say enough how they are appreciated. Likewise, the entire weekend would not have been possible without the help and encouragement of Police Chief Mary Lyons and her officers who not only directed traffic but safely led our Bicycle & Doll Carriage parade to Shipyard Park.
Whenever something needed to be done, Barry Denham, Highway Surveyor, was right there offering everything from town history to last minute supplies. He was always accessible and ready to help with anything, even last minute. Thank you, Barry!
Most of all, we thank the wonderful Town of Mattapoisett, past, present and future for the wonderful community that has grown here on our little corner of Buzzards Bay.