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ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Parents Fundraise for Party All Night Long

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PANL FUNRAISER A ROUSING SUCCESS! The (PANL) Steering Committee was looking to top last year's $8,000 fundraiser and they succeeded.

A capacity crowd at the on March 16 enjoyed the music of Beware of Doug, and some amazing desserts and food. There was a fun silent auction, and an exciting cash raffle with $4,500 in total prizes!

Rick Kaplan took home $500. Lee Elmowitz won $200, and spent most of it at the bar, treating friends to drinks (glad to have been a recipient!) The BIG winner was Stoughton CPA Brenda McGivern who won $3,000 in the Big Elimination Cash Raffle. But, the biggest winner was the Stoughton High Class of 2012 graduates, who will once again enjoy a SAFE this year after graduation.

Charlene LaFerriere told About Town, "The band was good, food was plentiful and the company was great. Overalll, we are very pleased with how the evening went and the support that was shown for the Class of 2012's all night after graduation party. Thank you for your part in that!"

She added, "We would like to thank the many people who came out to support PANL last night and enjoy an evening out, especially the 100+ people who purchased Big Raffle Tickets for $100 each. Although we would love to thank everyone personally, there's no way we could possibly list all the individuals who helped in so many ways."

LaFerriere thanked all the businesses or individuals who contributed items for the Silent Auction, food or products to make the event such an overwhelming success.

They included: 99 Restaurant, Ahavath Torah Congregation, CakeBombs by Linda Gay; Carolina Pokraka & Leynad Gay (Zumba Classes); Cassies Corner Store in Canton (Christine Woodard), Ceramics a la Carte, Club Luis de Camoes, Corner Cafe, Courtyard Marriott, Master Plumber David Ellertson, Elite Health & Fitness, F1 Boston, Foley's Backstreet Grille, Jessica's Kitchen (Jessica Fraine), SHS 2002 Grad Kenny Wormald (who donated an autographed blu ray DVD of his film "Footloose"!), Kiddie Academy, Konditor Meister, Miranda Bread, Old Colony YMCA Stoughton Branch, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Pastene Products, Peggy's Sweets (Peggy Buresh), Queen Anne's Catering, Rick's Cafe, Salon Sundara, Seamus Fennessy (who donated an amazing handcrafted Hope Chest), Stampin' Up, Stoughton Car Wash, Stoughton Youth Baseball, Subway, Sue & Scott Goodrich (who donated an autographed Vince Wilfork football), T.G.I. Fridays, SHS Class of '72 graduate Terri Batte, Texas Roadhouse, Alice Eppenstein (the Cupcake Lady), TNT Driving School, W Boston, and Zoo New England.

LaFerriere also thanked the Prone Family Foundation for their continued support of PANL (with a $700 contribution) and Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey, who sent Paul Wilder with a $250 donation check.

She added, "On a more personal level, I would also like to thank the entire Party All Night Long committee for their hard work in pulling this event together, but especially Rose Eckler for chairing this event. We now have a moment to rest before we move into high gear planning the actual PANL event itself. 

“We are still in search of food and item donations to feed the 250+ seniors as well as small items/gift certificates to give away as prizes. Any help you can provide with that is always appreciated. And, of course, our need for volunteers and chaperones remains high."

Want to contribute or help out? Email Charlene at chucklaf@comcast.net.

The PANL Steering Committee includes Louise Brauneis, Michelle Carmichael, Lauren Connelly, Barbara Corrigan, Rose Eckler, Tracy Ellertson, Ellen Evangelista, Pauline Fennessy, Debbie Hickey, Marcy Zuk and Charlene LaFerriere.

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