Published in the July 1, 2019 edition.
WAKEFIELD — The town’s impressive Independence Day celebration would not be possible without the generosity of many people and organizations.
The West Side Social Club has played a critical part in Wakefield’s Fourth of July festivities for decades, and the club counts on that generosity to keep our traditions alive. Members work extremely hard to make sure kids, their parents and others have a fun-filled holiday. The West Side puts on all the morning children’s events and early afternoon races, an early evening concert and a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Quannapowitt once the sun goes down.
The club can’t fund all these things itself. Following are those who have helped out the West Side again in 2019.
Wakefield Cooperative Bank
West Side House Crawl Committee
Future of Dentistry
The Savings Bank
Frank’s Auto Repair
Mel and Sons Oil Sales
Wakefield Daily Item
Cafe Capri – Reading
R.G.P. Associates, LLC
Crystal Community Club
Christopher J. Barrett Realtors
Ralph Burke Roofing
St. Joseph’s Church
House Call Catering
McDonald Funeral Home
Flips R 4 Kids Gymnastics
Arbor Tree Service
Fahey Tire center
R. Collins Electric
Wakefield Insurance Agency
Slice Pizza & More, Inc.
Wakefield Civic League
The Buckley Brothers
Bob Marsiello/Charlie Marsiello Crystal Motors donation of flat bed trailer
Bob Marsiello/Charlie Marsiello Crystal Motors donation of tractor
Honey Dew Donuts donation of coffee and donuts
Mike Mignosa donation of two tow trucks for concert staging
Wakefield Public Schools use of box truck for transportation of equipment
All Wakefield residents who sent in a donation
Co-Chairs, Carol Hubbard and Jake Hubbard; and Jim Phipps, Marion Dennehy, Priscilla Power, Claire Brown and Bill Brown
Walter Schofield – Children’s Parade MC
Marge Doto – Judge Coordinator for Children’s Parades
Mark Dingle – Children’s Float Coordinator
Bill Bloom Jr. and Bill Bloom III – Fishing Derby Chairs
Adam Pinkney – Membership fundraising efforts
All members of the West Side Social Club for their continued work on the days before the Fourth, the entire day of the Fourth, and their relentless dedication year-round to support the Fourth.