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ABOUT TOWN: Happy Thanksgiving! (Plus Military Care Packages and “Raise the Flag”)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   I’d like to thank all of you who have been following this column since in began in . It's a LOT of working keeping up with everything going on it town. 

It's nice to work with people like Jeff Pickette, Christine Iacobucci, and David Allen Lambert, all talented individuals who have helped Stoughton move in a forward direction in the short time that Stoughton Patch has existed.

Your support and respect are much appreciated, and keep me going when times are rough. 

I’m thankful to my wife and children, who have put up with the many hours I spend covering events and news 24/7 in town. 

I give thanks to the hard-working professionals at the and who have worked so hard with my mother since her August stroke. 

I thank my friends, some of whom go back over 50 years. I treasure my time in Stoughton, and hope to continue to serve my town in any way I can. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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A HOLIDAY FOR OUR VETERANS: The Stoughton Firefighters, along with the Harry Landman Committee, will be collecting names of Stoughton residents serving in the military, currently away from home.

They will send them a Christmas package on behalf of all Stoughton residents thanking them for their service and sacrifice. The package will consist of candy, cookies, toiletries and DVD’s.

Please forward names and addresses in writing to the attention of either FF James Rush or FF James Brackett at the Stoughton Fire Station at no later than Friday, Dec 2.

They thank you for your continued support.

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STOUGHTON MOM HELPING TO “”: Patch columnist Christine Iacobucci and her daughter Isabella attended the at the Stoughton Fire Station on Freeman Street earlier this year, and when her daughter sang three lines (“I love my Country. I love my freedom. I love my flag and independence day!”), it thrilled the crowd, and surprised her.

What really struck her there, however, was why the enormous 30 by 60 foot flag that flew from a Stoughton Fire Department ladder truck at , or at the or at the , wasn't at the September 11 event.

What she discovered was that Stoughton borrowed the flags, from the Towns of Randolph and Canton.

So, is born a .

Iacobucci, who writes a parenting column for Stoughton Patch, is conducting a fundraiser to try to secure the estimated $2,000 it will cost for Stoughton to own its own flag.

She can use your help! If you have an idea for a fundraiser, call Christine at 339-237-0520 or email her at christine.iacobucci@gmail.com.  If you would like to make a donation (make it payable to “”) and send it directly to , 87 Sharon Street, Stoughton, MA 02072.

Let’s see if we can all rally around the flag--and Christine!   

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Christine Iacobucci November 26, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Mark, I consider myself extremely lucky to work with each of you as well! I would also like to thank you for your support of the Raise the Flag fundraiser! Bella and I are thrilled to see the community coming together for such a token of Stoughton's Pride.

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