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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.

Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Brings Together Hundreds of People

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.

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