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Posted on: August 15, 2014

Mayor Galvin Thanks Volunteers for Another Successful Senior Red Sox Day

A big thank-you to all of the dedicated volunteers who pitched in to make the Mayor’s Senior Red Sox Day, held recently at the Sons of Italy hall a huge success. More than 350 Woburn seniors attended and enjoyed a barbecue, entertainment and raffle prizes.

Special thanks to Joanne Collins, Director of the Woburn Council on Aging and Tucker Quinn, Assistant Superintendent for the Department of Public Works, for teaming with my office to pull together all of the event details. Extra special thanks are in order for members of the Woburn Host Lions, the Woburn Kiwanis Club for manning the sizzling grills to cook hamburgers and hot dogs for hundreds of seniors—and also to the Woburn Breakfast Lions and Middlesex Lions for serving meals in record time!

Thanks to Patti Meehan, Transportation Coordinator for the Council on Aging, and all of her van drivers for coordinating the pickup and delivery of event supplies. Thanks also the many volunteers from the Woburn Senior Center who are always willing to lend a hand.

Also pitching in to serve seniors were State Rep. Jim Dwyer, Alderman-at-Large Richard Haggerty, Ward 7 Alderman Ray Drapeau, Veterans Agent Larry Guiseppe, Woburn Housing Authority Board member Kevin Feeney, Handicap Commission Chair Veronica Andrews and her son Bobby Andrews, Natalie Kaufman of U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s Office, Doug Murphy, David Galante, DPW, and City Hall summer interns.

Thanks to Rosalyn Arpiarian of Metropolitan Home Health Services for donating two Red Sox tickets that raised $2,080.00 through the sale of raffle tickets by Dorothy Capone. The fund raised will help purchase a new van for Woburn Seniors. Many thanks also to George Albrecht of Woburn Toyota for the donation of two Red Sox tickets and oil changes, State Rep. Dwyer, Marguerite Massotta, Mike Concannon, The Brickyard restaurant, The Restaurant, and Friends Helping Seniors for the many wonderful door prizes donated. D.J. Dan Maguire was terrific, and kept the crowd entertained with fun sing-a-longs and trivia.

Thanks also to the DPW, Woburn Fire Department and Woburn Police Department for providing logistics and safety support during this year’s event. And, as always, thanks to Richard Jaime, Jack Danizio and the Sons of Italy for being such gracious hosts. See you next year!

Sincerely,
Scott D. Galvin
Mayor

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