Guide to Founders' Day 2006

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 new Saugus Book (brought to you by the team that created A Gathering of Memories will be available.

Saugus Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the 25th Annual Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Road Race and Non-Competitive Walk which will start and finish at Saugus High School. Entry Fee is $13.00 if paid by September 5th, $15.00 after that deadline. A free Pee-Wee Fun Run starts at 9:00AM, followed by the Non-Competitive Walk at 9:15AM and the Road Race at 9:30AM Call the Chamber of Commerce for a registration form or information, 781-233-8407.

Step Inside the Advertiser?s Headliner Van ? New to Founders? Day this year is the Saugus Advertiser/Community Newspaper ?Headliner? van. Saugus residents are invited to step inside this colorful vehicle and view a brief video about the Saugus Advertiser and how the newspaper is produced from submitting press releases to page production. Don?t forget to stop by the Advertiser to sign the ?I was at Saugus Founders? Day? page and fill out a raffle coupon for a free subscription. Also, the Advertiser encourages Saugus residents to fill out a ballot in our special Founders? Day Poll.

Master Sand Artist, Sean Fitzpatrick to hold sand sculpting clinic for Saugus Founders Day. Fitzy Snowman will be on hand at this years Founders Day, holding a free sand sculpting clinic. The clinic is open to children and adults of all ages. Registration starts at 9AM and clinics will run every hour until 4PM. Sean has won awards for his sculpting all over New England and has been featured on NBC?s Today Show and ABC?s Good Morning America. You may have seen his latest project, a 200 ton sand sculpting tribute to Revere Beach?s glorious past.

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. 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 Saugus 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.

Saugus Police Department will again sponsor the annual bike auction in the visitor?s parking lot at 27 Hamilton Street. Viewing will begin at 10:30 AM and the auction will start at 11:00 AM

The Saugus Historical Society will again be in front of the Town Hall with T-shirts, booklets, maps, magnets and notepaper available for sale.

?Note by Note and Play by Play: A Century of Music and Theatre in Saugus?. Please stop by the Saugus Historical Society while visiting Founders? Day, located nearby at 30 Main Street to see a new, stunning, heartwarming production and it is free for your viewing entertainment! Opening performances on Founders? Day 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Friends of Town Hall will sell the hometown collectibles. This year collectibles of the new and old Saugus High School will be on sale for $5.00 each. There will also be a limited variety available of past collectibles on sale for $5.00. There will be full color Throws available for $50.00.

Friends of the Saugus Public Library will hold their Annual Book Sale on Founders? Day

in the Community Meeting Room from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. The general public is welcome. Friend?s members will have a preview sale from 9:00AM to 9:30AM. The sale will continue through Tuesday, September 12th until 3:00PM. Books will be $5.00 per bag and other items as marked. Other items for sale will be Book Pins by Lucinda, Wine Glasses, Mouse Pads, Note Cards, Post Cards, Books on Tape and CD?s, Cassettes & Videos. There is a 10% discount for Friends Members on purchases of specialty items. All proceeds will benefit the Saugus Library programs, services and collections.

Saugus Cultural Council will sponsor ?Henry The Juggler? for the children. The performance will be in front of the Town Hall on stage at 9:45 AM and there will also be a workshop on juggling after the performance. Loads of audience interaction throughout this hilarious show!

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. Look for their booth in Saugus Center where they will have ?Split the Pot?, Coffee & Donuts and Clam Chowder. The Post 210 Auxiliary will also have a booth with their annual raffle, located in front of Town Hall.

John Pellegrini and ?The Flashbacks? will perform at 2:00PM on Founders? Day. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 210 for the first time, the band will perform Oldies and Classics outside in front of the Legion Hall at 44 Taylor Street. Enjoy!!!

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

Special ?Thanks? to Blessed Sacrament Church for always helping Founders? Day with the availability of parking. This year will be their 4th 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. This year there will be two weddings at Blessed Sacrament on Founders? Day and we need to pay attention to the parking and be sensitive to the people involved with their special day. On the front lawn of the Town Hall, Blessed Sacrament will be selling Winfrey Fudge as a fundraiser to help with the renovation of the lower level of the church.

The Unitarian-Universalist Church on the corner of Main, Summer and Taylor Streets will have Pony Rides and Polaroid Photographs, a Flea Market and Crafts Fair 9:00AM until 4:00PM Stop by for a great, cool drink of Al?s Lemonade. Be careful ? no parking beside the church for safety reasons this year.

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

Saugus Home Depot with the help of Evan Nailor, Manager and under the direction of Bob Mederios will have the ?Captain of the Kids Workshop?. Home Depot Associates 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.

Eastern Bank will sponsor the Pastimes Clown for the children?s entertainment. Look for Eastern Bank on the Hamilton Street side of the 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 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 9th Annual Ghost Story contest, and compete in his annual Saugus Trivia contest. First person to answer each question correctly will win a T-shirt.

Visit the Theatre Company of Saugus to learn about their coming season and future performances. Tickets can be purchased as a reduced rate. The Hammersmith Quilters Guild will be sharing a space with Nhung's Notions this year; visit them to get tickets to their upcoming biennial quilt show. 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 Saugus Tree Committee, Saugus River Watershed, Saugus Council on Aging, Saugus Advocate will all be available on the Town Hall lawns. The Rotary Club will have a booth and will explain all the charities they work on all year such as the Art Shows and Auctions. The Lions Club will be in the food area getting the pepper steak sandwiches ready on the grill.

Please Help Support These Non-Profit Organizations. Their Funds Go Towards Their Activities For The Year.

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 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Boy Scout Troops 61 and 62 and 66, Knights of Columbus, Saugus High School Field Hockey, Saugus High School Tennis Team, Saugus Youth Soccer, Saugus Lions Club, Lynnhurst School PTO, Saugus High School Cheerleaders, SHS Peer Mediation, and Saugus High School Golf Team. 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, Applebees, J&M Pizza and Kellys.

Fun Area ? Special Thanks to Michael Gallant of ?Perfect Parties? for helping to keep this going with his generous donation. The Fun Area will open at 11:00AM and run until 4:00PM. 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 AM ? Oaklandvale, Waybright, Lynnhurst, 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 Lazer Tag, 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 Saugus Board of Health will have a table set up with information on Nutrition and Emergency Preparedness for Residents, Food Safety Tips and Recycling.

J. DiChiara & Sons is having a fundraiser during Saugus Founders? Day to raise money for the Saugus High School Football Team. Please drop by the showroom at 327 Central Street to show support for the SHS team. There will be food, a silent auction with some really high-end sports, raffles, games and a lot of fun for the Young and Old alike!

Persons of the Year 2006 ? The announcement will be at 1:30PM on the stage in front of the Saugus Town Hall. Previous recipients have been:

Stanley Day
William McKinney
Belden Bly, Jr.
Dr. Herb Upton
Alice Hatch Vail, and Jim Virnelli
Barbara MacKenzie and John Lumsden
Kathy Blasingame and Edwin ?Bucker? Holmes
Rosemary DeGregorio and Rev. Walter Smith
Marie Poitras and Clayton Trefry
Therese Nolan and Ken Barnes
Louise Rossetti and Earl and Nancy Ellis
Charlie Aftosmes and Barbara and Ralph Badger
Carol Cashman and Dr. Fred Wagner
Donna Gould and Rev. Roger Nelson and 2003
Florence Chandler and Norman Hansen
Ellen Burns and Carmine Moschella
Janet Leuci and John Burns

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 for the betterment of their community. 2006 recipients will be announced at 1:30PM. 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 and Town Officials. 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-six 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:

Hope to see you Saturday, September 9th!

Entertainment Schedule

8:00 AM
Posting of Colors by Saugus Veterans Council
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks / Introductions by
Town Manager, Andrew Bisignani
9:30 AM
Saugus High School Band
SHS Band Director, Amanda Shelly
9:45 AM
Henry the Juggler
Presented by Saugus Cultural Council
10:30 AM
Sandra?s School of Dance
11:00 AM
Saugus Karate Kung-Fu
12:00 Noon North Shore Acappella
1:30 PM
Persons of the Year 2006
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

North Shore Acappella Performance 1:30PM ? This group began singing in the Boston area 26 years ago. North Shore Acappella has two original members and three others who have been with the group for a long time. Richie Willis and Vinnie Straccia are original members and have been singing together off and on over the last 37 years. Paul Lopes and Tom Duarte are from Rhode Island and have been with the group almost since it began. Jim Martin has been with the group for about ten years. You can see them the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Polcari?s from 9:00PM to Midnight. The group performs music from the fifties to the eighties with a strong influence on doo-wop and r&b.