It's being sponsored by the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, and is the latest of a series of roasts that have featured chamber executive director Terry Schneider, former town manager and former Stoughton District Court Judge Francis T. Crimmins, Jr., Babe Ruth League and Sons of Italy honcho Mike Sammarco, and realtor extraordinaire Fred Yaitanes.
All the roasts were popular events that raised money for the Chamber, as well as the favorite charities of the roasted. Proceeds of the Shastany roast will be the chamber, as well as Cops for Kids with Cancer. It is a Braintree-based nonprofit corporation.
The chairman of this charity, Robert Flaherty, says, "Our donations have, for example, saved a family from eviction, helped pay down overwhelming bills and paid to repair the only vehicle used to travel back and forth to the hospital. The situations are heartbreaking and all too real. In the last four years, including the hospital donations, we have given to over 200 families in need, totaling more than a million dollars, in and around New England. That’s a lot of fundraising for a small charity, and the more the word gets out, the more requests we get. We are always grateful for your support, either by donation or by participating in a fundraising event. Please support Cops for Kids with Cancer so we never have to deny a struggling family a helping hand."
Those scheduled to roaster Shastany include Crimmins, selectman Steve Anastos, former Selectman John Anderson, fire chief Mark Dolloff, and Deputy Police Chief Bob Devine.
This roast, like all the previous ones, will be hosted by About Town's Mark Snyder.
Cost is $25 per person, and includes an array of sumptuous desserts, coffee and a cash bar. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, with the Chamber's portion going to Cops for Kids with Cancer. The roast committee is comprised of Chairman Yaitanes, Cindy Pazyra, Schneider, Chris Petrie, and Jill O'Keefe. For more information, contact Yaitanes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cindy Pazyra (email@example.com).
TASTE OF STOUGHTON COMES BACK! After a half dozen years, the Taste of Stoughton is back. An event founded by artist and realtor Delores Staton, it has been absent since she moved out of state.
But, the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce decided to revive it, and they have expanded it to include an even bigger business expo than Delores had included in hers so long ago.
Currently, there are 80 businesses that have taken booths at the event, including many food emporiums in and around Stoughton, who will be offering samples of their wares to those who pay the $10 admission fee ($5 for children and seniors.)
Randolph Savings Bank has stepped up and become the lead sponsor of the event, which takes place at Stoughton High School on Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, Parents of Performing Students (POPS) and the Stoughton Police Explorers Program. Don't miss the chance to taste some of the best of what Stoughton restaurants have to offer! For more information on the event, contact chairman Mark Leppo at Mleppo@ziprealty.com.
AND MORE "TASTES"--A CHURCH PASTA SUPPER! Come to a delicious and fun family-style buffet pasta dinner at the First Congregational Church of Stoughton at 76 Pierce Street, Stoughton on Sunday evening, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. Come share with friends and family - all are welcome to come enjoy good food and good company for a good cause - Buon Appetito!
BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Robert St. Laurent, who is an ISAA Certified Master Personal Fitness Trainer at the Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton. St. Laurent is also the author of "Fitworks: Your 21st Century Way to Total Fitness." He is also the co-founder of Lean Snacks (www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcoW5sZUjRM ) He celebrated yesterday.HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Wednesday): To Tina Mallock, a nurse with the Stoughton Visiting Nurses Association. To Rich Jasmin, department of public works employee, and co-owner of Dirt Dawg Baseball Training Center in Canton. To Ron DiMatteo, co-owner of Bob's Famous Food Mart in Stoughton.