Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 31, 2019 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Our 80th Year EDUCATION Next Classes DRIVER 2 Week Night Classes   One Week Day Class      CALL - ENROLL or Register Online 617-387-9121 HENRYSAUTOSCHOOL.COM AUTO SCHOOL E EVERETT A “Successful Key To Driving” Since 1938 Gift Certificates Available A “Shout Out” for that wonderful fl oat Boy, it was a great day for a parade last Saturday. The weather was super. And some of the enthusiasm of young people was refreshing. Particularly, the members of “The Yes Club,” the student group at Belmonte Middle School known formally as “Youth Empowering Saugus.” It’s been several years since fl oats have been part of the Annual Memorial Day Parade. And “The Yes Club,” along with the Saugus Lions Club and the New Hope Assembly of God were the three fl oats in the parade. Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo asked me to put “an extra shoutout” to the kids from the Belmonte, along with their principal, Myra Monto. “I hope you got to see it up close. It was adorable!” Jeanie wrote me in an email this week. “Myra Monto, Belmonte School Principal, her husband and the students built and decorated the float to resemble a cozy front porch with rocking chairs and the children displayed the Memorial Day pictures they drew to honor our Veterans,” Jeanie continued. “It was well worth the hard work they put into building it. Lawrence A. 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If somebody has a beef and wants to opine about the virtues of getting minimum wage janitors from out of town to take care of the new school building that will be opening up next year, call me up and we’ll have coff ee for the next installment of “The Advocate Asks.” But so far, nobody is really going out publicly saying why dumping the janitors would benefi t Saugus Public Schools. This one is for seniors It’s that wonderful time of the year again – when the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” fill the air. Six o’clock tonight (Friday, May 31), Saugus High School seniors complete their four-year journey through high school. May all graduates savor this week. Enjoy your time with family and friends – many that you may not get to spend too much time with in future years. Best wishes to the graduating Sachems, whether they are heading off to college, preparing for a stint in the military service or embarking on a career. Speaking of seniors, there’s a great possibility that the Saugus High Class of 2019 could have a super Senior Citizen joining them tonight at Stackpole Field. Word has it that Peter Decareau, 95, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II (See The Advocate Asks, “Saugonian Decareau gets honorary diploma 77 years after dropping out of SHS to join the Navy,” April 19, 2019) could join this year’s graduates. Decareau received the honorary degree from the School Committee earlier this year, but said at the time that he wanted to walk across the stage with this year’s graduating class. He is the older brother of former Town Meeting Member Eugene, who is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Word has it that Peter Decareau is determined to be there tonight – to walk across the stage. Let’s hope the weather is grand and the Class of 2019 can have another great memory for this weekend. Annual Town Meeting reconvenes on Monday The 50 members of the Annual Town Meeting plan to meet in their third session next Monday (June 3) at 7:30 p.m. in the second fl oor auditorium in Saugus Town Hall. This will be the third session of this year’s Town Meeting, with the remaining business of importance being the passage of the town’s budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year that begins July 1. The 90th Anniversary Celebration for Saugus Lions The celebration of the founding of the Saugus Lions Club will be happening on Saturday, June 8, at the Saugus Knights of Columbus Hall on 57 Appleton St. in Saugus during the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will include a full dinner menu catered by Daniella’s of Danvers, a live band, dancing, raffl es and installation of Lions Club offi cers and is certain to be an enjoyable and fun evening. The deadline to RSVP is May 29, 2019; send to Patty Fierro, 9 Broadway #218, Saugus, MA 01906. Any and all nonmembers are always invited to attend and the cost is $35.00 per person. Firefi ghters Sunday A memorial ceremony is set for Firefi ghters on Sunday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at the Central Fire Station. Family and friends are welcome and refreshments will follow. Hey, Saugus bicyclists, this one’s for you! Registration is Open for the Annual Bike-to-the-Sea Day Ride on Sunday, June 2! The ride from Everett through Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn to Nahant Beach is designed to bring attention and support to eff orts to complete the trail. Individual adult registrations cost $25. Family registrations (for two adults and two children) cost $35. You can register online via PayPal. Registration includes a free T-shirt and free lunch at the Dockside in Malden after the ride for all participants. Riders can choose a shorter 14-mile course or the full 20mile route. The route is mostly off -road from Everett through Malden, Revere and Saugus, but then goes on-road at the Lynn line. Police escorts are usually given to assist bicyclists at major intersections. Meet at the Madeline English School (105 Woodville St. in Everett) at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ride kick-off – bicycle helmets required Contact: Steve Winslow at 781-397-6893. SAVE sets Annual Dinner for June 19 Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday, June 19, at the Continental Restaurant (Route 1 North, Saugus – social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner buff et to begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.). The public is cordially invited  $2.55 GALLON                       and we hope you can join us for the buff et consisting of garden salad, pasta, entrees, potato and vegetable, ice cream dessert, coff ee and tea. The cost is $21.00 per person. As part of our annual event, our guest presenter for the evening, John Hite a Zero Waste Policy Analyst from the Conservation Law Foundation, will discuss Zero Waste initiatives. For further information or to download the Annual Dinner response coupon, please visit our websites at http://www.saugussave.com or http://www.saugussave.org. You may also contact Ann at SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 10

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