Letter: Thanks From Darien EMS – Post 53 to Supporters of the Memorial Day Food Fair

Actual 2019 photo Post 53 Food Fair

Post 53 members gear up to sell tickets for the annual Food Fair. From left: John Reynolds, Erin Edgar and George Kroll

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To the Editor:

On behalf of all the young adults and adult advisors of Darien EMS–Post 53, we would like to thank everyone who attended our 31st Memorial Day Food Fair at Tilley Pond Park, supporting the work we do in the community.

Darien Community Band Memorial Day 2018

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The Darien Community Band provided entertainment at the Food Fair 2018.

We send a special thank you to the Town of Darien for the use of Tilley Pond Park, and to the Darien Police Department and Darien Parks and Recreation for their help. Thank you to the parents of Post 53 members who are a huge help before and during the Fair.

We also thank Darien businesses that donated food and other services, most especially Palmer’s Market, Fisherman’s Net, The Goose, Michael Joseph’s, The Boatyard at Smokey Joe’s BBQ, Espresso NEAT, Finocchio Bros. Inc., and Ring’s End.

Balloons Food Fair 2019 Post 53

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Post 53 member Wren Stewart setting up balloons at the Food Fair 2018.

We are also grateful for the generous donations of silent auction items from businesses and individuals including: JetBlue; JoyRide; Carnegie Prep; Bodega; Vineyard Vines; Morley; Woodway Country Club; Infinity Fitness; HanMade by Han; Lanphier Day Spa & Salon; Lymbr; The Bar Method; Pure Barre; Dance on the DL; Equinox; Club Pilates; Salt Cave of Darien; Gut Reaction; Andrew Stefano Salon and Spa; Darien Arts Center; Kirby and Company; Hands on Pottery; C2 Education; Kings Highway Tennis Club; Everything is Rosey; Dolce Nail and Spa; KVO Collections; Keiley Fuller Arm Candy; JKB Organizing; Embody Fitness Gourmet; Nielsen’s Florist; ThumbSUP Yoga; Justgoutside; OsteoStrong; Burger, Shakes and Fries; Danny’s Cycles; Blueline Sports Inc.; Art by Nobu; Lynne Byrne Photography; Jay Wilson Photography; Wellness Through Food; MacAulay Landscape Design; Nancianne’s Skin Care; and BonBon Hair Studio.

Face Painting Memorial Day Food Fair Darien EMS-Post 53

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Face painting with Post 53 member Catherine Garrett at the Food Fair 2018.

A big thanks to James Crafford and the Darien Community Band for playing during the festivities.  And finally, we thank Post 53 adults and young adults who made this event happen, donating their time in addition to their volunteer hours on the ambulance.

We are so blessed and thankful to be a part of this community.  Thank you again for coming out and supporting us. We hope to see you at next year’s Food Fair!

Abby Farrell, VP of programming

Dawn Edgar, adult advisor and Food Fair chair

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