Despite the weather, thanks

To the Editor:

While the weather hampered some well-laid plans for Martha’s Vineyard’s Last Night First Day celebration, we would like to recognize the role played by The Martha’s Vineyard Times calendar section in meticulously organizing and presenting the program in its special pull-out section. The graphics, as always, were lively and eye-catching. The posters were all the rage as they kept disappearing after being posted.

This year’s line-up of entertainers was the best ever. We thank all of them for participating and to Jynell Kristal for being the brains behind the schedule. As long as cold weather continues, you can still enjoy the ice sculptures by the Linden Tree and at Saltwater in the Tisbury Marketplace. And, thanks to the folks at Saltwater, the Tisbury Fire Department, Bernier Markets, Cumberland Farms, MVOL, Tisbury Stop and Shop and the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce for their generous sponsorship of this family-friendly community event.

We especially would like to recognize the numerous individuals and loyal local businesses, churches and non-profits who gave cash or in-kind donations helping to underwrite this great family event. Our local businesses and citizens are asked to support many worthy causes and organizations. We recognize that and thank you for supporting Tisbury EMTs.

Some people have all the luck. Andy and Peyton Berry of Vineyard Haven attended the Black Tie High Top Ball and bought a chance on a prize in a balloon that turned out to contain raffle tickets for the Big Boston Get-Away. You guessed it. Theirs was the winning ticket picked at the Crazy Zany Hat Parade. Have a great 2009.

Melinda Loberg and Jeffrey Pratt
Coordinators
Tisbury