To the Editor:
Thank You For Supporting the Street Painting Festival. Another summer season is drawing to a close and the Onset Bay Association and Friends of Onset Street Painting Festival have many supporters and collaborators to thank for the success of the Chalk-Full-O-Fun Festival. First, a huge thank you to our generous grantors and sponsors: the United Way of Greater New Bedford, the Wareham and Rochester Cultural Councils, local agencies that are part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Second, many thanks to the environmental nonprofit groups who provided information, demonstrations and materials to share with the public about the very important services that they provide to protect and preserve our marine wildlife and regional habitats: New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, National Marine Life Center, and Wareham Land Trust. A tip of the hat to Ms. Dion, Ms. Sharples and the Wareham high School Art Club for developing the blueprint for the 10′ by 16′ sea life mural that was recreated on the stage by a multitude of festival-goers. Gratitude goes out to the 15 crafters/vendors who contributed to the festival and sold their unique crafts. Also, a big thank you to the Wareham free Public Library for their assembly of the children’s Story Walk and to Lt. Walter Correia and officers of the Wareham Police Department who provided the road barriers to kept us safe throughout the day. There were 209 registered artists who hailed from 6 states and 43 cities and towns. Our feature artist, Laura Potter and our musician, Peter Mundt, shared their excellent talents with us. Much appreciation to King Richard’s Faire, Water Wizz and the Edaville Entertainment Center for some fantastic prizes for the festival winners. And last, but certainly not least, a very special thanks to the 30 volunteers who put in the time, energy and sweat to bring a fun family day to the village of Onset.
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