THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JUnE 7, 2024 Page 17 SOUNDS| FROM PAGE 15 domitable courage, he threw several grenades at the enemy machinegun position and completely destroyed the gun. In this action, S/Sgt. DeFranzo lost his life, but by bearing the brunt of the enemy fire in leading the attack, he prevented a delay in the assault which would have been of considerable benefit to the foe, and he made possible his company’s advance with a minimum of casualties. The extraordinary heroism and magnificent devotion to duty displayed by S/Sgt. DeFranzo was a great inspiration to all about him, and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces.” Some neat late spring events Next Saturday, June 15, the Saugus Historical Society will host its annual Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the American Legion Hall while the Saugus Garden Club holds its annual plant sale on the front lawn of the Roby School on Main Street. Volunteers needed for Strawberry Festival on June 15 Strawberry Festival time is approaching! The Saugus Historical Society will be dishing out old-fashioned shortcakes along with soda and hot dogs in the American Legion Hall on Saturday, June 15, while the Saugus Garden Club holds its annual plant sale on the Main Street lawn of the Roby School. There is still vendor space on the Roby School lawn for those selling crafts on the lawn area. Volunteers to help serve shortcakes and potential vendors are asked to email the Historical Society president at LDELD@ shore.net. This week’s “Shout Outs” We have a few “Shout Outs” for this week’s paper. Debra Dion Faust, building manager of Saugus American Legion Post 210, submitted the first one: “Saugus American Legion Post 210 would like to thank those who came to the Legion Hall on Saturday, June 1 to donate blood in honor of Cpl. Scott J. Procopio and Capt. William G. Shoemaker. Saugus, surrounding towns and cities, and even New Hampshire were represented in those who came to give. And the 24 who successfully did so were a wonderful way to reopen our relationship with the American Red Cross and promote a positive social activity. We would also like to thank all those who helped to get the word out about the event, including the Advocate Legion Breakfasts over for summer American Legion Post 210 would like to thank all those who made the 2023-24 breakfast season such a success, and wish them a wonderful summer. We will resume serving breakfast on Friday, September 6, 2024. Happy 100th birthday, Ruth Robertson! If anyone sees or talks to Ruth Robertson, wish her a very happy birthday. She turns 100 today. And like any new Saugus Centenarian, I would love to interview her and tell her story. Stay tuned. If you know a town resident who is going to turn 100, I would be happy to sit down with them for an “Advocate Asks” interview. Yard Sale tomorrow at St. John’s St. John’s Episcopal Church is hosting a yard sale tomorrow (Saturday, June 8) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Central Street near the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, rain or shine – exercise equipment, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, tapes, clothing, kitchenware, books and puzzles, etc. For more details, please call Donna Manoogian at: 617-240-9003 or 781-2331212. The Saugus High School Environmental Club will be there, too. and the Saugus TV channel. Thanks very much.” Sue Fleming, a loyal Saugus Advocate reader, contributed this one: “I would like to give a ‘Shout Out’ to Benny Coviello who retired from Stop and Shop last week after 30 years. He was always friendly to everyone as he did his work. When I was shopping, he always asked if I had someone at home to help me carry my bags in. He will be missed! Good job Benny!!” Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. Food Pantry notes: The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is open today (Friday, June 7) from 9:30-11 a.m. at 50 Essex St. in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church. A SHOUT OUT FOR CEMETERY FLAGGERS: They were out in full force at Riverside Cemetery on May 24, decorating hundreds of veterans’ graves with new miniature flags. That flagging brigade included Rebecca Wise-Bono, Girl Scout Troop Leader of six troops, who was joined by two of her Scouts from Troop #83409 – McKenna Mahoney and Darla Spaulding. Mark Michaud and his children Ashlyn Michaud and Matthew Michaud and our Selectman Corinne Riley also joined in the flagging of graves. Everyone who participated took time from their busy afternoons to honor and remember our fallen Soldiers by placing flags on their graves in preparation for Memorial Day Ceremonies. Thank you. (Courtesy photo of Joanie Allbee) Firefighter Memorial on June 9 The Saugus Firefighter Relief Association invites the public to its annual “Firefighter Memorial Sunday” this Sunday (June 9) at 10 a.m. at the Fire Department Headquarters at 27 Hamilton St. Friends and family are welcomed to attend the event which will honor all who served the department. Sharon’s Sneaker Crew is back on June 15 Sharon Genovese and her group – Sharon’s Sneaker Crew – will be hosting a Jimmy Fund Yard Sale, Saturday, June 15 at 23 Lily Pond Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of good items: TV, bike, furniture and toys. The second date is Saturday, June 22. All proceeds will go to the Jimmy Fund Walk. She and members of her crew plan to walk in the Boston Marathon Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Walk this fall. If you need any more information, you can call or text Sharon at 617-966-3475 or email her at sunkin1@aol.com. 19 Mick Foley at Kowloon June The Kowloon Restaurant (Route 1 North in Saugus) is set to host Mick Foley, professional world champion wrestler, for the only one-man live show this year. The event is slated for June 19, 2024. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. VIP Super Tickets are $150.00 per person for Priority Seating, a photo opportunity and three autographs. VIP Tickets are $99.00 per person for Priority Seating, a photo opportunity and an autograph. General admission is $33.00 per person and includes the show only. Tickets are available by order online at Kowloonrestaurant.com or the Kowloon front desk or charge-by-phone: 781233-0077. Michael “Mick” Francis Foley is an American retired professional wrestler and author. He is currently signed to WWE, under the company’s “Legends” program, acting as a company ambassador. Don’t miss his only appearance as Mick discusses the legendary “Hell In A Cell” match. For more information go to www.kowloonrestaurant.com June events at Kowloon JUNE 7: Concert Series: BEACH NIGHTS – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. JUNE 8: Concert Series: LISA LOVE – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. JUNE 12: Bingo Night: with DJ TOMMY – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission. JUNE 14: Concert Series: SUNSET VIEW – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. JUNE 14: Mai Tai THC-Infused Seltzer Launch: LIVE MUSIC – 7:00 p.m. – 21+ only and Free General Admission. JUNE 15: Concert Series: DAVE MACKLIN BAND – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. JUNE 21: Concert Series: UP ALL NIGHT! – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. JUNE 26: Bingo Night with DJ TOMMY – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission. JUNE 28: Concert Series: DAVE MACKLIN BAND – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. JUNE 29: Concert Series: XS BAND – 7:00 p.m. – Free General Admission or $10 Reserved Seating. For all tickets, call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781-2330077 or visit online at www. kowloonrestaurant.com SAVE to hold its 2024 Annual Meeting & Dinner – June 26 Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) will hold its 51st Annual Meeting & Dinner on Wednesday, June 26, THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18

18 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication