Presented at the dinner dance...


By Elinor Beatrice

Overwhelmed with losing a dad
Overwhelmed with losing a husband
Overwhelmed with losing a friend
Overwhelmed by sadness and grief

Overwhelmed with bills
Overwhelmed with debts
Overwhelmed with losing a home
Overwhelmed by hopelessness and despair

Overwhelmed with food and meals
Overwhelmed with aid and support
Overwhelmed with kindness from friends and strangers
Overwhelmed by caring and love

Overwhelmed with charity
Overwhelmed with faith
Overwhelmed with hope
Overwhelmed by angels and miracles


Click on photo to view more photos

What a memorable evening!

Dinner Dance Supporters - THANK YOU!

A heartfelt thank you to our generous donors:

Fabulous Food Stations & Desserts:
Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Que
Cabot's Ice Cream & Restaurant
Edible Arrangements
The Icing on The Cake
Kettle Cuisine
Skipjack's Seafood
Wildflour Catering
Whole Foods

Awesome Auction items:
2004 World Series baseball autographed by Curt Schilling
Private tour of the "NEW" Newton North High School with Principal, Jennifer Price Five
(5) Red Sox Tickets for Opening Day (Red Soxs vs. Yankees)
3 Red Sox tickets in the EMC club valued at $927. These are the best seats in the EMC location. Game TBD at a later date.

Vacation Hot Spots:

CHATHAM, MA - One Off Season Week in a grand 7 bedroom waterfront home in Chatham, MA. – This luxury residence includes a main home with 6 bedrooms (5 en suite), chef’s kitchen, living room, dining room, library, game room, theater room, a world class home gym, and laundry rooms both upstairs and down. The first floor and veranda, as well as the second floor provide the best views in Chatham of Nantucket sound and the Monomoy islands. In addition there is a 2 story pool house with another master bedroom suite, its own laundry facilities, 2 full baths and a half kitchen and it’s own glorious sound views. Adjacent to the pool there is a hot tub with waterfalls. Satellite radio is available throughout the grounds and there are multiple flat screen televisions with satellite TV in both buildings. Availability is 10/1/10 to 4/30/11. Thanksgiving week is not available.

FLORIDA - 1 Week at a beautiful beachfront condo. Situated 15 minutes south of Ft. Lauderdale &30 minutes from Miami's South Beach! 2 Bedrooms. Sleeps 5. Any week from April 1st to Nov. 30th. Estimated Value: $1,500 (Donated by the Montoya-Pagani Family)

MARTHA'S VINEYARD - Studio condo in Vineyard Haven within walking distance to the town and the town beach. Sleeps 3 and is fully equipped. Swimming pool & laundry. The value, depending on the time of year, is between $600 - $1000.

FLORIDA - One bedroom (7 days & 7 nights) at the beautiful Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida . It doesn't get much better than this.

Restaurant Gift Cards:
Acapulcos Mexican Food
Lumiere Restaurant - "Chefs Tasting Menu" for four
O'Hara's & Paddy O's Restaurants
The Farm Grill - Fine Greek Cuisine

And the donations keep coming...
Two Tickets (2) to see the Celtics vs. the Washington Wizards on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. These seats are CENTER COURT in Loge, Sec 12, Row 12, Seats 12 and 13
Gift Card for ½ day of beauty @ Salon Capri in Newton Highlands – (mani/pedi, haircut & blow dry, mini facial) retail value $200.00. Donated by Salon Capri, Newton Highlands.
Framed autographed photo of Bruins Marco Sturm – just after scoring the game winning goal in overtime @ the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on 1/1/10. Photo is 16 x 18, matted and framed @ 20 x 24, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Suggested opening bid $75.00 to $100.00. Donated by Sure Shot Promotions – Hanson, MA
4 lift tickets to ski or snowboard @ Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH – valid through the end of the season - April 2010 – any day including weekends & holidays. Retail value $292.00. Anonymous donor.
4 lift tickets to ski or snowboard @ Okemo in Ludlow, VT – valid through the end of the season - April 2010 – any day including weekends & holidays. Retail value $288.00. Anonymous donor.
8 lift tickets to ski or snowboard @ Mt Sunapee in Newbury, NH – valid through the end of the season - April 2010 – any day including weekends & holidays. Retail value $544.00. (I would suggest that these be auctioned as 2 sets of 4, each w/ retail value of $272.00). Anonymous donor.

Boston Beer Company - 12 cases of Sam Adams
Rick Bern Photography (Free Portrait Session with 8x10 print)
Bob Wilcox Associates (Carpet cleaning services)
Danvers Butchery
Salon Fabio
Stonewall kitchen
Luggage World
KaBloom of Newton Highlands
The Point Management Consulting
Island Oasis
National Tire
Highlands Wine and Spirits
Commonwealth Golf Club
8 x 10 pen & ink drawing of your home by professional architect
Richard DeLeonardis Photography

How can you participate in this event?

1. Purchase tickets for yourself, friends and family or that special someone

2. If you've got an item or items or service you think others would bid on let us know. Call the numbers below or email any one on the signature list below, they're all eager to help you make that donation.

3. Forward this to anyone and everyone you know whom you think would be interested in this event. Tickets are limited to the first 300 people, and this will sell out!

4. Interested in volunteering? See the opportunities below. No T-shirts, but a great staff party! Tickets will go fast--and we'd love to share the celebration with you!

It promises to be a special night.

The Beatrice Fundraising Committee

Volunteers are needed to help at this event. If you are interested in helping with set up, clean up, decorations, serving food, or the silent auction, please contact:

Volunteering - Barb Kenslea at
Food - Peter Budge
Auction items or set up - Meryl Appelbaum:
Decorations or set up - Amy McMahon