Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Brings Together Hundreds of People

The Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Committee held its ninth annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, November 22nd at Blue Latitudes Restaurant. More than 300 Dover residents who might not otherwise enjoy a traditional holiday meal were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner and a Visa gift card. Guests enjoyed music from Kathy Fink & Friends during consecutive seatings at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

Nine years ago, Blue Latitudes Restaurant and Relyco Sales, Inc. started the Thanksgiving Dinner tradition. We wanted to create a way to help those in the Dover community who find themselves in times of need around the holidays.

“Thanksgiving is such a meaningful holiday to many of us because it represents a gathering of friends and family in which we together celebrate our ‘thanks’ with a special meal,” said Jeff Roemer, president of Blue Latitudes Restaurant. “This dinner is special to so many as we say thank you to this great community.”

“Although this event is only one day a year, it’s our mission to bring the meaning of Thanksgiving to those who may not otherwise be able to have the experience of a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends,” said Mike Steinberg, CEO & owner of Relyco.

This event is made possible – and grows year after year – due to the generosity of the Dover business community. This year, the donors listed below helped raise $14,000, of which 100% goes directly to providing the meal and gift cards for the 300+ Thanksgiving dinner guests.

The Thanksgiving Celebration dinner is made
possible by all of these great sponsors:

A.E. Alie & Sons JewelersEversourceMorse Data Corporation
Bank of NHFederal Savings Bank
Munson Plumbing & Heating
Beacon Retirement GroupFeliciano LimousineNortheast ENT & Allergy
Blue LatitudesFormax
Ovington’s Produce
Bob & Tricia DeColfmackerG&A InsurancePolychronis Financial
Bruton & Berube PLLC
Hannaford’s Central AveProfile Bank
Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & DurkinHarvey’s BakeryRaiche & Company CPAs
C&J Bus LinesHouse of HopeRelyco
Century 21 Central Falls RealtyJ D Howard DentalRobert & Anne Huggins
CivilworksJewelry CreationsRoger Hamel CPA
Coldwell Banker – Peggy Carter TeamKathy Fink & FriendsRoss Furniture
Deborah & David BamfordKarelitz, King & Carroll DDSShaheen & Gordon PA
Defense Manufacturers IncKennebunk SavingsStrafford Appliance
D.F. Richard Energy IncLabel Tech IncSummit Land Development
D.M. Burns SecurityLindt & Sprungli USASysco Food Service
Dover Lodge of Elks #184Loyal Order of Moose #443Tasker Funeral Services
Dover Police CharitiesMark & Monique KaneVigilant Inc
Duffy Family Charitable TrustMark Moeller PAYankee Equipment
Dunkin Donuts – all Dover locationsMarshall Rental CenterWalmart - Somersworth
Dupont’s Service Center
Martel Plumbing & HeatingWentworth Douglass Hospital
Duston’s Market & BakeryMartineau ElectricWilliam Harbron
Eastern BankMeasured ProgressWyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc PA

Members of the Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Committee are: Carol Bailey, Carol Boc, Tony Colarusso, Mary Jo Gauthier, Kara Lapierre, Mark Leno, Jeff Roemer, Mike Steinberg and Laurie Steinberg. Click here to see the full press release.

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