It was a night of community and goodwill. On Tuesday night November 20th Finz Seafood & Grill and owner George Carey opened their doors to host a fundraiser to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. My company Social Palates had been working with George and Finz since shortly after the hurricane to throw a gala event and welcome the community to have a fantastic night of community spirit and goodwill towards those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The outpouring was humbling. Members of the community came out in droves to spend the night with us and enjoy music, auctions, camaraderie and new and old friends.
George and myself would like to personally thank everyone that donated, time, services, artwork, gifts and spirit to such a worthy cause. Please if you have time show these businesses, bands, people some appreciation and check out their products and services, take a moment and at least say thank you. It is not an easy time of year to give given we are already in the holiday season, however everyone went above and beyond for what quickly became a magical evening.
The presentation of funds will include collected money from buckets arranged by the Salem Chamber of Commerce throughout town. A list of the businesses that participated follows.
Salem Witch Museum
Coffee Time Bake Shop
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
In A Pigs Eye
Every Occasion Boutique
RJ Coins and Jewelry
Jo’ Freedom Coffee Shop
The list of businesses/musicians/artists and community members that assisted with the event
Food provided by: Finz Seafood& Grill, Victoria Station/Vic's Boathouse
Promotional Material Provided by: The Scarlet Letter Press
Guest Auctioneer: Don Kelley of Wayside Trailers
Bands/Musicians: Big Ol' Dirty bucket, Ross Livermore & Paul Dumas from the Ross Livermore band with special guest Jacyn Tremblay
Lights and Sound donated by: A Curious Production
Silent Auction Items provided by: Puruz Networks, B&S Fitness, Middleton Karate, Salem Cycle,Salem Food Tours, Henry Zbyszynski, Laura Dandaneau, Monique,Four Seasons Design, Commonwealth Wine, Susan Macfarlane Massage Therapy, RJ Coin and Jewelry, Sacred Heart Tattoo
Thank you to all the businesses and the people of Salem and surrounding communiteies for coming out and helping this worthy cause.