Holiday Wishes and Gratitude from the Cultural Alliance

For the third annual Holiday Stroll, Sam Sannie from  Eyes4Ice of Easton MA created a snowflake Ice sculpture carving. The  ice sculpture was sponsored by Astraluna Brands and 7th Wave Brewing, both of Medfield.

Holiday Wishes and Gratitude from the Cultural Alliance

The holiday spirit was evident in the record crowds who came out to kick off this festive season at the third annual Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 1. The Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) expresses warm holiday wishes and gratitude to everyone involved in making this event a success including MEMO and the beloved Tree Lighting.

We could not have created a free event for the community without the generous support of our sponsors. The 2017 Holiday Stroll is supported in part by a grant from the MEDFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Thank you to our sponsors: 7TH WAVE BREWING; A & D APPLIANCE; ACMEWARE INC.; ASTRALUNA BRANDS; ALISON BROWN/COLDWELL BANKER; DOHERTY, CIECHANOWSKI, DUGAN & CANNON; LARKIN’S WINE & SPIRITS; MASS CULTURAL COUNCIL; MEDFIELD ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS THERAPY, LLC; NEEDHAM BANK; NOSH & GROG PROVISIONS; MAP (Medfield Afterschool Program); M.E.M.O. (Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization); PARK STREET BOOKS; and STIRLING TECHNOLOGIES. We encourage you to continue to shop local and off-line this holiday season.

We’re grateful to our police officers and the extra safety measures put in place by the DPW, who also made sure Medfield shined in more ways than one. Our fire department got festive and we’re thankful for their creative addition of a decorated truck this year. Our gratitude extends to the Selectmen who anticipated a public safety need and addressed it.

We are thankful to the 40 artists who shared their creative talents with the community, and for the willingness of the Medfield Public Library, Zullo Gallery, and United Church of Christ to host artists, along with Be Charmed, Brothers Marketplace, Capsule, the Dwight Derby House, Juice on Main, Larkin’s Wine and Spirits, and Starbucks Medfield for hosting activities. We’re grateful to our outdoor food vendors The Hot Dog Wagon and Blazing Hearth Pizza who fed the masses and raised funds for the Food Cupboard; and to Montrose School, for the use of their parking lot for visitors.

We’re grateful to the many volunteers who jumped in to answer your questions and support artists like Ron Gustavson who worked with the ice sculptor; and to those who helped with promotion including Maria LaRose and the crew at Medfield Hometown Weekly, Selectmen Peterson, and our own Bill Pope.

But not least of all, we are thankful to you, our community, for embracing the event and each other and coming together in moments both planned and spontaneous. These are the shared experiences that build a resilient community and this place we’re grateful to call home.

With our deepest wishes for a happy holiday season,

Diane Borrelli, Alison Browne, Kirsten D’Abate, Pam Gardner, Jean Mineo, Bill Pope, Sarah Raposa and Claire Shaw.

Cultural Alliance of Medfield
www.MedfieldCulture.org

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