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Guide to Founders' Day 2005


September 10
Entertainment Schedule

8:00 AM

Posting of Colors by Saugus Veterans Council

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks / Introductions (Town Manager, Andrew Bisignani)

9:15 AM

Wanapanaquins / Baton

9:30 AM

Saugus High School Band (SHS Band Director, Amanda Shelly)

9:45 AM

Henry the Juggler (Presented by the Saugus Cultural Council)

10:30 AM

Sandra's School of Dance

11:00 AM

Saugus Karate Kung-Fu

12:00 Noon

Persons of the Year 2005

1:00 PM

Street Magic

2:30 PM

Do You Want To Dance Studio

3:00 PM

Christine Proia's Dance Academy

D.J. for Saugus Founders' Day is Anthony Arone of Mixed Entertainment 781-941-8113

"Street Magic" has been performing in and around the Boston area for over twenty years. The group's repertoire consists mainly of r&b and Doo-wop from the fifties and sixties. The group can be seen every Tuesday evening at Strega Restaurant in Boston's North End, Wednesday nights at Polcari's on Route One in Saugus and every Thursday evening at Café Italia in Marblehead. Member of Street Magic are: Mike Domenicello, Anthony Gennari, Carmen Federico, Dick Paris, Steve Gambale, and Richie Willis.

Description by the Saugus Founders' Day Committee

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Rain Date -- Next Day

26th Annual Saugus Founders' Day Celebration September 10th

As you can see from the following schedule of events; businesses, churches, schools, senior citizens, youth, veterans, town employees, civic minded volunteers, our town officials, and neighbors are involved each year to make this day a great success.

The Saugus Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the 24th Annual Saugus Founders' Day Officer Harold Vitale Memorial Road Race & Non-Competitive Walk. This is a 4-mile race and the first 250 paid, qualified applicants will receive a free T-shirt. There will also be a free Pee-Wee Fun Run at 9:00 AM. For information call 781-231-8407.

Stop by the Saugus Advertiser, sign the "I Was At Saugus Founder's Day" page, and fill out a raffle coupon for a free subscription. It would not be possible to get the word out without the help of the Saugus Advertiser, Lynn Item, Saugus Advocate, Saugonian, Comcast Cable TV and Saugus.net. The coverage of all the events of the day is made possible with their help.

New this year! Sean Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitzy Snowman Sculpting will have a sand sculpture clinic in the rear of the Saugus Public Library. There will be 45-minute lessons from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Signup will be on the morning of Saugus Founder’s Day behind the Library. To accommodate the toddlers we will have a sandbox so they can do their own sand building. This is an amazing opportunity to show off your hidden talents. Sean was the organizer of the first Master Sandcastle Competition this summer at Revere Beach. Sean lives in Saugus with his family and you have probably enjoyed seeing his art in front or on the side of his house on Adams Avenue. Now you can learn from an expert! Bring you camera.

Pails and shovels for the toddlers -- John Carpenito of Carpenito Real Estate will give the toddlers pails, shovels and toys for the sandbox. Stop by on your way to sign up for sculpting lessons or just to watch the sand building. John will be in front of the Library (Space #66) with Saugus Police and Saugus Fire temporary tattoos with raffles and give away items. Free raffle for two $200.00 gas cards for the adults.

New this year! Look for Julee Marra 93.7 Mike FM / WMKKFM Radio on the Hamilton Street side of the Town Hall near the old Fire Station. Julee is a Saugus native and glad to be back in her home town with 93.7 Mike FM, the newest station on the Boston Radio Dial. It's the only radio station in town that plays everything. Stop by the booth to enjoy great music, entertainment, and fun with the 93.7 Mike FM Street crew. Don't miss your chance to spin the Roulette Wheel for cool Mike prizes!

New this year! Saugus Speaks Out –- Special thanks to Richie of Frank's Gulf for allowing Saugus Speaks Out to locate in front of his business for the day. Sponsored by the Saugus Business Partnership and the North Shore Medical Center, Saugus Speaks Out is a non-profit committee proactively committed to preventing children and young adults from experimenting with alcohol and drugs. The mission is to inform and educate all who seek support, recognizing that many in our community may need support and assistance.

The staggering numbers of the Saugus Youth Risk Survey prompted concerned citizens, town officials, parents, teachers and members of the business community to come together as a team to form Saugus Speaks Out and hope that you will take the time to find out how you can help your community fight this serious threat.

Paul Penachio and the Emergency Management Team (located at the old Fire Station) will have the station open for family visits to view the building and the equipment. Paul will be looking for volunteers to sign up for Emergency Management and grilling sausages, pepper and onions in front of the station.

The Saugus Police Department will again sponsor the annual bike auction in the visitors' parking lot at 27 Hamilton Street. Viewing will begin at 10:00 AM and the auction will start at 11:00 AM.

The Police Department will also sponsor the Governor’s Auto Theft Strike Force Auto Glass Etching Program at the same location 9:00 AM. to 2:00 PM. Bring your car or truck to the Police Department and have your auto glass chemically etched with the Vehicle Identification Number. This procedure deters car thieves from stealing your car and will save you up to 15% off your comprehensive auto insurance. There is a $10.00 charge.

The Saugus Historical Society located at 30 Main Street will have an Open House and will have old phonograph records and old books for sale. They will also have a table in front of the Town Hall with T-shirts, booklets, maps, magnets and notepaper available for sale.

The Friends of Town Hall will sell the hometown collectibles. This year the newest collectibles are the new and old Saugus High School. The cost is $20.00 per collectible, or two for $30.00. There will be a variety available of past collectibles on sale for $5.00. There will be full color Throws available for $50.00.

The Friends of the Saugus Public Library will hold their annual Founders' Day Book Sale from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PMm in the Community Meeting Room. The Friends of the Library will also have specialty items for sale, including commemorative wine glasses, book bags, mouse pads and note cards at their table on the Library front lawn.

The Saugus Public Library will kick off two nation-wide campaigns on Founders' Day. Ask for information about the "READ" for America’s Libraries and the "Smartest Card" projects, both sponsored by the American Library Association.

The Saugus Public Library and Saugus Cultural Council will sponsor "Henry The Juggler" for the children. The performance will begin at 1:00 PM in front of the Town Hall and there will also be a workshop on juggling after the performance. Loads of audience interaction throughout this hilarious show!

The American Legion Post 210 Hall located at 44 Taylor Street will be open for the day and will be serving food and adult drinks. A nice air-conditioned place to get away for a break from the activities and show your appreciation for our Veterans. Also look for their booth in Saugus Center where they will have "split the pot", coffee & donuts, and baked potatos with all the fixings. The Post 210 Auxiliary will also have a booth with their annual raffle. The VFW 2346 Ladies Auxiliary will have a 50/50, miscellaneous items and info.

The Saugus Community Blood Drive will resume on Founders' Day at the Masonic Lodge Hall at 47 Adams Avenue. There is plenty of free parking behind the building for donors. Please come; your help is needed. The Blood Bank team from Brigham & Women's Hospital will be set up in lower level at accept donations between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. We credit all donor group numbers from Fraternal, Civic, and Work Groups. The Masons will again provide a complimentary brunch to donors.

The First Congregational Church will hold a giant yard sale, including toys, furniture, and many household goods. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages will be the menu for the day.

Special Thanks to the Blessed Sacrament Church for always helping Founders' Day with the availability of parking. This year will be their 3rd Annual "Saugus Founders' Day Flea Market" 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Donations of good, usable, clean donations would be appreciated and all proceeds go to the Parish. Table space is still available for $10.00 if you wish to sell your bric-a-brac yourself (bring your own table). Any questions, please call Harold Lombardi at 781-233-7888.

The Unitarian-Universalist Church on the corner of Main, Summer, and Taylor StreetsStreets will have Pony Rides and Polaroid Photographs, a Flea Market and Crafts Fair 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Stop by for a great, cool drink of Al’s Lemonade.

Church Activities on the Town Hall Lawn this year will be provided by the following: Cliftondale Congregational Church will serve their famous Strawberry Shortcake. The East Saugus Methodist Church will have their homemade cookies and they will again sponsor the Saugus Domestic Violence Coalition to give out information and answer any questions.

The Saugus Home Depot with the help of Store Manager, Nadia King, and under the direction of Bob Mederios will have the "Captain of the Kids Workshop". Associates Susie Diotte and Brad Mandell will provide hands-on projects to make wooden boxes, racecars, and frames. Parents are invited to work along with their children. Special "thanks" to Home Depot for providing the carts and supplies to make the day go smoothly.

The Eastern Bank will sponsor the Pastimes Clown for the children's entertainment. Look for Eastern Bank on the Hamilton Street side of the Saugus Town Hall.

Saugus River Watershed Council -- water quality sampling, volunteer programs, educational programs and kids environmental activities. Learn about on-going efforts to improve the health of the Saugus River, take a chance on a raffle for a kayak.

Saugus.net -- Saugus Founders' Day information is now on the Internet. Look for Eric Brown on the Town Hall lawn to learn what he has available for you on the Internet, tell you about the free 8th Annual Ghost Story contest, and compete in his annual Trivia Contest. First person to answer any particular question correctly will win a T-Shirt.

Look for the Saugus Alumni Association will have a booth this year and will be selling cookbooks and Saugus High School Yearbooks. This organization does a wonderful service keeping graduates in touch with each other and for graduates that live away from town; it keeps everyone up to date. Stop by and make sure they have your current address for the newsletters!

The Theatre Company of Saugus to learn about their current and future performances. The Garden Club has been busy all year fundraising and keeping areas in town looking beautiful. The Chamber of Commerce will have a raffle, give aways and answer any questions you may have for the local businesses. S.A.V.E. and the Tree Committee, Saugus River Watershed, Council on Aging, Animal Umbrella, Inc., Saugus Advocate will all be available on the Town Hall lawns.

Look for the Saugus Lions Eyemobile located (ironically) near the rotary.

Please remember to support the local non-profit organizations this is always a team effort and proceeds go towards their activities for the year ahead

Food Booths -- The non-profit groups / organizations will provide the menu again this year. Special "Thanks" to the Saugus Board of Health for all their help and support for this fundraiser activity. Congratulations to those who have taken the time to volunteer. This takes time and energy on the part of the volunteers each year but they have fun planning, working together, and at the same time make money for their activities for the year. Food this year will be provided by: Saugus High School Band, Saugus High School Classes of, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Boy Scout Troops 61 and 62 and 66, Knights of Columbus, Saugus High School Field Hockey, Saugus High School Tennis Team, Saugus High School Softball, Saugus Youth Soccer, Saugus Lions Club, Lynnhurst School PTO, Saugus High School Cheerleaders, SHS Student Council, Saugus High School Golf Team and Saugus Lions Club. This is a cooperative effort of the businesses of Saugus, students, and parents all working together on a volunteer basis. Sincere “Thanks” go to the businesses that continue to believe and support these non-profit groups/organizations: Kowloon, Hilltop, Fuddruckers, Border Café, Dominos Pizza, Applebees, Wild Oats, and FaBullish.

"FUN Area" -- "Thank you to the Saugus Rotary Club" for stepping forward to help keep this fun area this year with their generous donation. Michael Gallant of "Perfect Parties" also helped keep this going with his generous donation. The Fun Area will open at 11:00 AM and run until 4:00 PM. This year parents and volunteers from the schools and sports organizations will monitor the many activities. Look for the Saugus Elementary School participation of their PTO's starting at 9:00 AMOaklandvale, Waybright, Veterans, Saugus High School, many youth organization sports groups, and the Saugus Community Track fundraiser. They will have games, items on sale and information on their yearly activities to make it a great school year. Look for the Surfboard, Sumo Wrestling, Moon Walk, Speed Pitch, Electronic Golf Putting, Bungee Run, Dunk Tank, Basketball Shoot. Remember that this activity encourages the teams to work together as a unit to be successful just like playing on their team as a sport. Mentoring is another element that is important because the parents and teachers also participate in making the fundraisers successful. All the money they raise will be used for their activities during their school year.

Face Painting -- Saugus High School Drama Club will also be in the "Fun" area. Be sure to ask them about this year productions. Temporary Tattoos will also be available by Elaine Lynch, near the Fried Dough Stand. Next to tattoos is the "Sand Art Bottles" which the children can create themselves.

Recycling: Lorna Cerbone has arranged for special recycling containers at several locations for proper disposal of cans and bottles for the day. Please join us in making this event a success by recycling your cans and bottles. The money will go towards the Friendship Club of Saugus a non-profit organization.

The Board of Health will have a table set up with information on Emergency Preparedness for Residents, Food Safety Tips, and Recycling.

Face Painting -- Saugus High School Drama Club -- will also be in the "Fun" Area (be sure to ask them about this year's productions. Temporary Tattoos will also be available by Elaine Lynch, near the Fried Dough Stand. Next to tattoos is the "Sand Art Bottles" which the children can create themselves.

Persons of the Year 2005 -- The announcement will be at noon on the state in front of Saugus Town Hall. Previous recipients have been 1989 - Stanley Day, 1990 - William McKinney, 1991 - Belden G. Bly, Jr., 1992 - Dr. Herb Upton, 1993-Alice Hatch Vail, and Jim Virnelli, 1994 - Barbara MacKenzie and John Lumsden, 1995 - Kathy Blasingame and Edwin "Bucker" Holmes, 1996 - Rosemary DeGregorio and Rev. Walter Smith, 1997 - Marie Poitras and Clayton Trefry, 1998 - Therese Nolan and Ken Barnes, 1999 - Mrs. Louise Rossetti and Earl and Nancy Ellis, 2000 - Charlie Aftosmes and Barbara and Ralph Badger, 2001 - Carol Cashman and Dr. Frederick Wagner, 2002 - Rev. Roger Nelson and Donna Gould, and 2003 - Florence Chandler and Norman Hansen, 2004 - Ellen Burns and Carmine Moschella. Nominations are made and voted on by the previous recipients. This yearly award is a special way to acknowledge Saugus citizens who quietly and unselfishly volunteer many hours to their community. 2005 recipients will be announced at 12:00 Noon. Congratulations and best wishes to all.

This day could not be possible without the help of many. Sincere appreciation is extended to the Board of Selectmen, Town Departments, and Mr. Andrew Bisignani, our Town Manager, whose encouragement and support is appreciated. Special "thanks" to Sue Dunn, Administrative Assistant for her help and patience. Thank you to the DPW, Saugus Police Department, Saugus Fire Department, Inspectional Services, Board of Health, and Library for all their support and spirit for this day.

The Town Hall area has been blessed with wonderful neighbors who have been inconvenienced through twenty-five years. Instead of complaining, they join in and have yard sales, cookouts and still always have a kind and encouraging word. Residents and businesses have truly displayed their community spirit by embracing this day and adjusting their schedules.

The Saugus Founders' Day Committee: Donna Gould and Kathy Blasingame, Eleanor Carlson, Joyce Tramontozzi. Hope to see you Saturday, September 10th.