To the Editor:
On behalf of the Adult & Community Education Fundraising Committee (Sterling Bishop, Shari Geistfeld, India Rose, Susan Strane, Jannette Vanderhoop, chairperson), please accept our deepest thanks for supporting our efforts to continue quality educational opportunities and our celebration of the diverse cultures on the Island. We are extremely grateful for the generous community participation in the First Annual ACE MV Cultural Festival. Special thanks to: Saskia and David Vanderhoop with Salsa performers, Leandro and Tita with Capoeira performances, Milo Silva, Black Brook Singers, Susan Klein & Alan Brigish, Jemima James & Dan Waters, Nina Violet and accompanist, Amy Fournier & Jamie O’Gorman of Vineyard Bellydance and Revue, Patty Gallardo with Kellen Andrade of Nightmares and Dreams, DJ and MC Donald Rose and Sterling Bishop of R & B Entertainment, Charlie Esposito for production; the many artists, artisans, and restaurants for ethnic and international food, booths, and displays; the many Island businesses that contributed to our silent auction; high school custodial staff and supporting teachers Kate Murray, Janice Frame and Elaine Weintraub; the army of dedicated students and volunteers who assured that all went smoothly; and the local media for helping to spread the word.
The mission of ACE MV is to provide educational opportunities for enrichment, practical training, college credit, and life-long learning that bridge generations and cultures to improve the quality of life for all members of our community. The generosity of caring friends like you allows us to make our first fund-raiser a memorable experience.
With warmest regards,
Lynn DitchfieldDirector, ACE MV