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 Jewelers||Eversource||Morse Data Corporation|
|Bank of NH||Federal Savings Bank||Munson Plumbing & Heating|
|Beacon Retirement Group||Feliciano Limousine||Northeast ENT & Allergy|
|Blue Latitudes||Formax||Ovington’s Produce|
|Bob & Tricia DeColfmacker||G&A Insurance||Polychronis Financial|
|Bruton & Berube PLLC||Hannaford’s Central Ave||Profile Bank|
|Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin||Harvey’s Bakery||Raiche & Company CPAs|
|C&J Bus Lines||House of Hope||REL|
|Century 21 Central Falls Realty||J D Howard Dental||Robert & Anne Huggins|
|Civilworks||Jewelry Creations||Roger Hamel CPA|
|Coldwell Banker – Peggy Carter Team||Kathy Fink & Friends||Ross Furniture|
|Deborah & David Bamford||Karelitz, King & Carroll DDS||Shaheen & Gordon PA|
|Defense Manufacturers Inc||Kennebunk Savings||Strafford Appliance|
|D.F. Richard Energy Inc||Label Tech Inc||Summit Land Development|
|D.M. Burns Security||Lindt & Sprungli USA||Sysco Food Service|
|Dover Lodge of Elks #184||Loyal Order of Moose #443||Tasker Funeral Services|
|Dover Police Charities||Mark & Monique Kane||Vigilant Inc|
|Duffy Family Charitable Trust||Mark Moeller PA||Yankee Equipment|
|Dunkin Donuts – all Dover locations||Marshall Rental Center||Walmart – Somersworth|
|Dupont’s Service Center||Martel Plumbing & Heating||Wentworth Douglass Hospital|
|Duston’s Market & Bakery||Martineau Electric||William Harbron|
|Eastern Bank||Measured Progress||Wyskiel, 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.