The books are almost closed on the 5th Annual Rattlin’ Around the Christmas Tree event, and another success has been declared. We’re tallying up what we’ve raised thanks to everyone’s generous donations and we will have some numbers to share shortly. But as Jim Wells and Jimmy Tingle put it several times during the live auction last night, “It’s all for the kids”. This is true, as the money raised will go to purchasing Christmas presents for underprivileged children in the Greater Boston area via the Globe Santa “elves”, if you will.
A huge THANK-YOU must go out to the owners and staff of the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill. From Tony and Jay, to the chefs – Brian and Uri, to the bartenders and waitstaff, the night would not have gone off without your generosity, creativity and hard work, all done without question and with smiles! Thank-you also Jim Wells, for your tireless talents during the Live event, and thanks to all of the celebrities who helped behind the bar — Joe Castiglione, Dan Shaugnessey, Eliot Tatelman, (forgive me if there are more — I’ll report back later if I left anyone out). Thanks to Santa for spending so much time during his busiest season, thanks to Jimmy Tingle for making not one but two appearances! Thank-you to the Rollo Tomasi Quartet, who sounded great and added a festive mood with their holiday jazz. And thanks to the Bella Life Models and Dawn Mostow for bringing a touch of class, beauty and fun to our event — everyone looked stunning in their Dawnamatrix dresses!
The Spirited Bostonians will begin planning the 6th Annual event after the new year. We are always looking for new ideas, new volunteers and new donors. If you’d like to pitch in with any of the above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you! Until then, Merry Christmas, and thanks!