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Letters: Cops for Kids Spaghetti Dinner Thank You
By Andrew Homestead, Letter to the Editor
11:09AM / Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Dear Editor:

The Cops for Kids with Cancer Spaghetti dinner held at the Bounti-Fare in Adams on Feb. 11, 2013, was a huge success.

It was an incredible show of community spirit to support not only a great cause but Anna Arabia and her family. The money raised put me over my fundraising goal of $4,000. We were also able to use the 50/50 money (won by Ed St. John IV who graciously donated it back) and a portion of the auction money to help Anna's parents continue to provide the best care they can for her.

It was an amazing effort by all volunteers from those who helped serve, clean up, organize, sell tickets, and all the other tasks involved. A big thanks goes out to the Mr. Caproni and the Drury Jazz band, who came out to play.

There is no question that this dinner would not have been such a success if it wasn't for Mary Ann King. She was instrumental in every aspect of this event. I cannot thank her enough for all of her efforts. (All Chinese auction winners will be contacted by Mary Ann as soon as possible).

There are many people and businesses that contributed to the success of this fundraiser and here are just a few:

Robert Upton

Kevin Hempstead

Sandy Lamb and City of North Adams

Diane and Thomas Cary

David Moresi

Edward Lafrance

Ellen Sutherland and John Franzoni

Tanya Record


Dave at Desporados

Chee's Chinese

Janice at I Got Goodies

Adams Elks Club

Fan Bulsa

Central Radio

Mark and Marcia Bailey

Dave at Bounti-Fare

Albert and Christina Cory-Cummings

Robert Hansen

Kelly and Steve Wisinowski

Gramercy Bistro

Eagles Club

Denise Meranti

Leon and Mary Ann King

The Prince Family

The Paul Arabia Family

Hot Dog Ranch

The Hub

The Gelinas Family

Bryce at H.A.

George Luma's Muffin & Mug

Dilego's Jewelry

Papa Gino's

Boston Sea Food

Jack's Hot Dog Stand

Berkshire Emporium and Antiques

Sunny Dayz Tanz

Christo's Famous Pizza

Pizza House in Adams

Attorney Jim Sisto

Anthony Arabia

Employees at Excelsior Printing Co.

Greylock Communty Club

Sanford and Kid

North Adams VFW

The Thomas Family Peter Konopka


The Costa Family

The Blair Family

American Legion Post 125

Bob Volpi at Williams College

Holiday Inn's Richmond Grille

CG's Hair Design

Dr. Maselli

The Chapell Family

North Adams Police Union

Williamstown Police Association

Adams Police Union

The Gentile Family

Berkshire County Special Response Team

The Cardeno Family

The Sacco Family

Jim and Sherri Jeanette Robischon

Sarah Robischon and Victoria Wickles

Emma, Allison, Alliy, Alyssa, and Matt ... the Poster Crew!

Thank you!

Officer Andrew Homestead
Plymouth, Mass.
Feb. 14, 2013

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