From The PHS President, May 9, 2017
What a spectacular day we had at the 41st Grand Old Fish Fry! The weather was incredible after all the rain just days before. A huge amount of planning and work goes into running The Fish Fry every year. I would personally like to thank every volunteer that gave their time prior to and during the Fish Fry. They all put in many hours of leg work and planning. As chair, I am very grateful for the hard work of our volunteers.
A very big “thank you” to Lori and Jason Cook and their crew from A Fork In The Road Catering and A-Bee Tent Rentals. Lori and Jason have provided their time cooking all the food that we serve and the tables and chairs. We could not present this great event every year without them.
I would like to thank our corporate sponsors. The financial and in-kind donations from these local businesses and friends are crucial to the success of the Fish Fry. We encourage you to support these businesses who year after year donate to the Historical Society.
Year after year Pembroke’s Department of Public Works prepares the Thomas A. Reading Park, delivers trash barrels and retrieves them on Monday. Pembroke’s Recreation Department has generously donated the use of their popcorn machine. The Kiwanis Club of Pembroke provided volunteers who helped staff our parking area and set up tents. The Boy Scouts were herding our racing ducks and the High School Key Club and National Honor Society members were hosting our face painting table. We appreciate all your efforts.
This year I would like to give a special shout out of thanks to Anna Seery of The Pembroke Council on Aging who, at the last minute, secured 2 buses and drivers for us. Due to heavy rains just days before, the field across the street was still too wet for parking.
In addition, a big thank you to Sabrina Chilcott and her co-workers in the Selectmen’s office who got permission for us to use the Town Hall parking lot. The transportation all came together within hours on Friday. I am so very grateful.
Sincerely, On Behalf of The Pembroke Historical Society
Beth Dwyer, President
Grand Old FASHIONED Fish Fry