Geraniumfest 2019 - A Huge Success!
It Takes a Village
Thank you Route-One Magazine for great coverage on the event!
Dear Fellow Lynnfield Residents,
The Townscape Committee members would like to thank you for your support at the Geraniumfest and Kids Day fundraising event on Saturday, May 18th. The sun was shining bright as we welcomed the community. We were excited to see the many residents that came to participate in the fun-filled day. We hope the event offered you the chance to find some beautiful additions to your gardens and share in some fun with friends and family.
We are grateful to our many sponsors who made this day possible: Presenting Sponsor: The Herb Chambers Companies; our Health and Wellness Sponsor: Lahey Health; our Plant Sponsor: Wakefield Co-operative Bank and all of our other wonderful sponsors including Schumacher Dental, GTA Co., Inc., Marjorie Youngren Team, East Boston Savings Bank, Everett Co-operative Bank, Supino Insurance, The Savings Bank, Kimball & Kimball, DiVirgilio Insurance / Plymouth Rock, MarketStreet Lynnfield, The Pizzotti Family, The Sjoberg Family, Betty Adelson and family, Lynnfield Moms Group, Renewal by Andersen, A Mom's Village, North Shore Children's Therapies, GasLight, Goldfish Swim School, Roper Investment Group LLC, Eastern Bank, ABH Services, ReMAX 360, bTone, Nikki Martin Group, Village Parenting, Revise Energy and the Torigian Family YMCA.
The Geraniumfest would not be the “Geranium”-fest without the flowers! Thank you to the Village Home & Garden Club of Lynnfield, who coordinated the flower sales and volunteers to help on the day of the event - Ellen Crawford, Cara Maney, Tricia Torosian, Jennifer Welter, Georgann Lieb, Paula Russo, Carol Schelzi, Sue Cullen, Andrea Griffin, Nadine Ritchie, Sheila Aaronson and Elaine Kelter.
We’d also like to thank our entertainment for adding to the spirit and energy of the day: The Charing Cross Band who played a variety of hit music, A Mom’s Village for their live performances keeping the little kiddos entertained and Revise Energy for hosting Nancy Kerrigan.
Every year, our Touch-a-Truck feature is a big hit. A special thanks goes out to all those that made it possible: The Lynnfield Police Department, The Lynnfield Fire Department, Lynnfield DPW, Four Star Towing-Peabody, Benevento Concrete & Asphalt-N. Reading, Mass State Police Museum, GTA Co, Inc. (a Platinum Sponsor) and Revise Energy (a Silver Sponsor).
Several local small businesses and non-profit organizations also joined us for the day. Many thanks to: Department of Family Services, A Healthy Lynnfield, Lynnfield Fire Department, Think of Michael, Lynnfield Recreation, Destination Imagination, Young Entrepreneurs Academy, My Fairy Finds, Unicorn Bling, Colorstorm & Mimis Magic Pen, Sugah Butter Flour, Jerry's Upholstery and Stamped Cards and Paperie. It was great to welcome small businesses including some that are run by entrepreneurial middle schoolers and high schoolers.
Thank you to Fat Belly BBQ and Cool Cow Ice Cream who provided their food trucks and were generous to share a portion of their earnings with us. As well as our supporting cast who helped from behind the scenes and during the event. Thank you to Bill Thompson, Frances Fleming, Joan & Arthur Bourque, Jennifer & Ken Welter, Dick Dalton, Jamie Dalton, and Steve Connolly.
In addition, we are so grateful to have had our day-of volunteers: Natasha Shah, Kara Pagliuca, Noah Book, Tom Pagos, Courtney Nunley, Jessica Incerto, Kimberlee Hansen, Karen Panos, Kelly Mertens, Christine Sullivan, Marilyn Quinn, Sarah O’Reilly and Julianna O’Reilly.
A special thank you to Coach Joe Papagni and his lacrosse team who worked to support the day. All of the young men were courteous and ready to lend a hand and did a fantastic job running numerous amusements, including the bouncy houses and obstacle courses. We could not have done this without them!
We also want to thank Jon Tomasz the Lynnfield DPW Director and the DPW staff, as well as the Lynnfield Fire Chief - Glen Davis, Police Chief - David Breen, and Town Administrator- Robert Dolan for all of their help and support. Our Lynnfield Police detail and Lynnfield Middle School custodian did a wonderful job of keeping everything orderly so that our event goers were able to enjoy the day!
Geraniumfest and Kids day netted nearly $19,000 of which we will be able to use to move forward with our mission of planting shade trees in Lynnfield and putting money towards playground and field improvements. We could NOT be more thrilled with this result and look forward to sharing the improvements we make all over town with these funds. Thank you so much to the town of Lynnfield for your support!
We invite you to join townscape and help keep Lynnfield BEAUTIFUL. Please visit our website www.townscapelynnfield.org for more information.
Townscape Lynnfield Committee Members: Rich Sjoberg, Heather Pizzotti, Stephanie Couey, Nicole DiVirgilio, Ellen Crawford, Phil Crawford, Alexis Leahy, Betty Adelson, Kendall Inglese and Lucy Karis