Town-Wide Reunion: Rocco's, Sunnyside, and the Meadows
The latest on next summers town-wide reunion, and topics from "You Know You Grew Up in Danvers When..."
Planning continues for the Town Wide Reunion in June. Diane Georgaklis McNulty is working on the design for the tee shirt design and is collecting suggestions for quotes, particularly posts from the You Know You Grew Up in Danvers When... Some of the early suggestions include: “You can still taste Rocco’s Pizza when you are 100 miles from home.” “If you skated at the Meadows, and bowled at Sunnyside.” “No matter where you’ve lived since, Danvers will always be your HOME TOWN.” You can post your own slogans as comments here on Danvers Patch and we will forward them to Diane.
Volunteers to help with the tee shirt program are also welcome. As they say, many hands make light work. Join the group and volunteer by visiting Danvers Town Reunion.
The Vittori Rocci Post in Beverly is finalized as the site of the Canteen Dance to be held on June 30, 2012. There had been questions and even some dissent about this event being held in Beverly instead of Danvers. The Reunion Committee scoured Danvers venues and was not able to find a place here in town that could hold enough people on that date. They went above and beyond in their efforts and secured a suitable location as close to Danvers as possible.
The consensus of opinion is that it is most important that there is room for as many people as possible so that no one is turned away. It was noted by one member of the Danvers Reunion group that we are getting together to see old friends and to meet new friends, and the location is of secondary importance. Tickets for the dance will go on sale after the holidays.
Don’t forget- the Town Wide Reunion will also be active in Family Festival events during the whole week, so we will have plenty of opportunities to see each other in our hometown.
Michael Bourgault has once again posted a photograph that will transport you back in time. The picture is of Jimmy’s Allenhurst on Rte 114 before all of the car dealerships sprung up. Facebook posters remembered working there, having high school graduation dinners there, and even getting married there.
It is so interesting to read people’s memories of Danvers in days gone by. We’d love it if you would share some of yours with us here at Danvers Patch. Just log in and leave your comments following this article.