Town Column

Oak Bluffs

By Megan Alley
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Posted December 28, 2006

It is difficult to meet the early deadline for this column because of the holiday but my wish is that Christmas day brought much joy to everyone. The weather wasn't what we would have desired for the "picture perfect" Christmas but if we let that affect our attitude then we have lost the true meaning of this holiday, haven't we?

Melanie Rose and her son Dennis along with her father-in-law Denny Rose had as their guests for the holiday Melanie's mother-in-law Pat Rose and her son Tony. The family was grateful to have this time together.

Word has it that the party at the Senior Center in Oak Bluffs was a great success. A delicious meal was served to all the guests, which numbered over eighty. Santa also made a special appearance and students from the Oak Bluffs School performed for the group, adding to the Christmas Spirit.

Sandra and Nelson deBettencourt, along with their children and grandchildren, Eric and Hope deBettencourt and their children Emily and Ben; Michael and Erin deBettencourt with their children Mike, Katharine, Milly Nicole and Jack; and Melanie and Mike Marchand with their children Matthew, Kaitlyn, Abby and Andrew, all went to the Wang Center last week. There they met up with Mike Marchand's parents who came from Connecticut. The whole group was there to see the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Show.

The Act of Random Kindness Award goes to all those faithful and loyal delivery services that made every effort to see that our packages were delivered on time to their destinations. This includes, FedEx, UPS and the post office. They all deserve our thanks for their hard work.

Send news early to me next week, as the column has to be in by Friday because of the New Year holiday.

Enjoy your week.