THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 17 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 Selectmen appreciated the positive feedback from an outof-town resident. Selectman Jeff rey Cicolini recommended that selectmen ask Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree to refer the letter to McCullough’s personnel file and that he be recognized “for doing a continued great job.”Selectmen voted unanimously in support of Cicolini’s motion. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta noted that people will complain if something goes wrong, but added, “It takes a lot for somebody to write a letter” praising somebody’s actions. “Keep up the good work, Darren,” Cogliano said. Want to serve on the Finance Committee? The Saugus Town Moderator is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Town Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing all fi nancial articles coming before Town Meeting and making recommendations to the elected officials. Interested individuals can send an email to precinct4steve@gmail. com or a letter of interest to the Town Clerk’s Offi ce at 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906, attention: Town Moderator. Letters or emails should be submitted by June 24 for consideration. Surfi ng into Summer: Sat, June 18 Surf into summer with a free, beach-themed community event that includes crafts, games, snacks and raffl es for kids and families. Invite family and friends! Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St. in Saugus). Visit cliftondalecc.org or call 781-233-2663 for more information. Food pantry seeks volunteers Here’s a message from Pastor Joe Hoyle of the Cliftondale Congregational Church about a collaborative community commitment to help needy Saugus residents: “The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is a partnership between the churches in Saugus to ensure that no one in our community faces food insecurity. “With faithful donations and volunteers, we have been able to give out thousands of meals to our neighbors in need throughout the years. The Food Pantry is open every Friday from 9:30am-11am, distributing pre-packaged groceries (including meat and produce) at 50 Essex St. “We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Pastor Joe Hoyle, Executive Director at offi ce@clindalecc. org or 781-233-2663.” “We’re in good shape” There have been some recent reports from some of our readers who said they heard the Food Pantry is in danger of closing because there’s not enough volunteer help. Given the number of local residents who count on the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry to put food on the table, that would be an alarming story if it’s accurate. We shared the reader concerns with Pastor Joe Hoyle of the Cliftondale Congregational Church. “We are actually doing fi ne as far as volunteers and there is no danger in us closing,” Pastor Joe wrote in an email to The Saugus Advocate this week. “A few months back we ended pandemic deliveries to people’s residences, which may have spurred those rumors. As any organization, we can always use some extra hands but we are in good shape by our current volunteers and the donations of the community.” Compost site now open The community’s compost site will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town of Saugus accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. We ask all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781231-4036 with questions or for more information. Concerts for vets Rockin 4 Vets presents “Homegrown Rock Concerts” and “Throw Back Thursdays” for New England Vets this summer at the Kowloon Restaurant’s outdoor venue on Route 1 North in Saugus. For tickets and prices, go to Tickets@GIMMELIVE.COM. Home Grown Rock Lineup: Doors open at 3 p.m. — Concert at 4 p.m. JUNE: June 19–Roomful of Blues; June 26–Entrain. JULY: July 10–Fat City; July 17–Victor Wainwright and the Train; Johnny A; July 31–Anthony Gomes. AUGUST: August 7–Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters; August 14–Rockin the House! Deric Dyer; August 21–James Montgomery–Christine Ohlman; August 28–Veronica Lewis. Tribute Bands — Doors open at 6 p.m. — Concert at 7 p.m. JUNE: June 23–Barefoot Rebel–Skynyrd; June 30–Mystical Highway–Creedence Clearwater. JULY: July 7–Go Your Own Way–Fleetwood Mac; July 14– Cold Spring Harbor–Billy Joel; July 21–Shot of Poison–Poison; July 28–Aerosmith. AUGUST: August 4–Chicago; August 11–What A Fool Believes–Doobie Brothers; August 18–Another Tequila Sunrise–Eagles; August 25–Panorama–The Cars. SEPTEMBER: September 1– Being Petty–Tom Petty; September 8–Studio Two–The Beatles; September 15–Completely Unleashed–Van Halen. If you would like to attend a show, please call Lauren at 617-247-4112. Band photos are available upon request. Buy a brick to honor a Saugus veteran The Saugus War Monument Committee once again is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4” X 8” brick (three lines) and $200 for 8” X 8” brick (fi ve lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for more information and applications. SHS Class of ’62 plans 60th reunion Leaders of the Saugus High School Class of 1962 would like you to “SAVE THE DATE.” Their 60th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. They are reaching out to contact fellow classmates as well as other alumni who would like to join them. The well-known 50’s and 60’s music group of Howie Conley will be there for musical enjoyment. Those of you who have heard them know what a performance they put on. There will be pizza and salad combinations plus soft drinks. The price includes all you can eat, tax and gratuities — plus Howie Conley’s group — and is $29 per person. There is a bar available for wine, beer and mixed drinks. There is no need to purchase tickets at this time. Please let one of the following people know of your interest either by a phone call or a text message so that you can be easily reached when the time draws near. No commitment is necessary. They are just exploring the number of interested classmates. • Donna “Cann” Olivera — 781-987-4308 • Jonni “Giantonio” Matrona — 781-439-4200 • Janice “Cristiano” Pomeroy — 617-512-2097 • Larry Seavers — 704-9062606 Looking for book donations The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are asking for donations of gently used adult hardcover and softcover fi ction for the ongoing book sale in the Community Room. They would also appreciate donations of gently used children’s books. Please limit donations at this time to only fiction and children’s books; they do not have THE SOUNDS —Contest— SKETCH OF THE WEEK 22 GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! If you know the right answer, you might win the contest. In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978683-7773. Anyone who between now and Tuesday at noon identifi es the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper qualifi es to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certifi cate, compliments of Dunkin’ in the Food Court at the Saugus Square One Mall. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identifi cation in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”)

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