Letter: On behalf of the hungry
Editor, Gazette Journal:
The Fifth Annual Celebrity Waiters Fundraiser Dinner at 6655 Main Steak and Seafood Restaurant was a wonderful success thanks to hard work and generous support of many people in our community. This year, all proceeds from the dinner will benefit Bread for Life Pantry’s capital campaign to build a badly needed addition to their current building.
First, we are very grateful to owner/chef Art Britto, his wife Patsy, and their entire staff for hosting the event for the fifth time. They have been most generous in their support, providing delicious food, and warm hospitality. They went out of their way again this year to prepare a special menu and helpful servers to ensure a delightful evening.
We would also like to express our gratitude to the "Celebrity Waiters" for going out of their comfort zones and donating their time to serve tables both nights. Supervisor Carter Borden, Sheriff Darrell Warren, Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly Smith, middle school principals Bryan Hartley and Ginny Wilburn, and pastors Mike Gray, Ken Waclo, Doug Nagel, and Fr. Jim Cowles, all served our guests with grace and humor, while working hard to earn big tips.
Thank you also Neal Steele and Reese Williams at 99.1 XGM for their ongoing support and help with the promotion for the dinner. We thank everyone at the station for promoting community awareness of the ongoing need to provide food for the hungry in Gloucester.
Finally, we thank all who came to dine and who supported the Pantry’s expansion project so generously with their tips. To everyone who helps the Bread for Life Pantry with cash and food donations: Thank You!
Bob and Susan Quinzel
On behalf of the Bread for Life
Board of Directors, Volunteers, and All Who Receive