To the Editor:
The Memorial Day Picnic Committee would like to thank the nearly 400 people who joined us at the Tisbury Waterworks for another wonderful Memorial Day celebration this year. Thanks to the Water Works Department and DPW staff for their work in getting the site ready for the picnic.
Thanks to Deb at Celebrations for the tent to shade our volunteer grillers, ice-cream scoopers, and watermelon slicers. Thanks to Jim Pringle and David Ferraguzzi, who scooped out and served 15 gallons of ice cream cones, and to Marilyn Wortman, our resident "Chef Supervisor." Thanks to the students from the Tisbury School who helped wherever needed as part of their civics program of community service. Thanks to Sara at Cronig's for hot dogs and rolls, to Sam at Stop & Shop for watermelons.
Thanks to the Toy Box for game prizes, to the individuals who provided us with boats for boat riding on the pond, to Ollie for giving lots of little kids great pony rides. Thanks to the Vineyard Playhouse for providing a "facility," to Island Cove Mini Golf for ice cream cones, and to the Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help with the games, and boats and rides and music and food.
And finally, thanks to Hannah Marlin who sang the Star Spangled Banner with great feeling and pride, to remind us all why we celebrate this day. What a terrific way to start another summer on Martha's Vineyard.