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Success! and Thank-you!

4 Dec

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 spiritedbostonians@gmail.com.  We’d love to hear from you!  Until then, Merry Christmas, and thanks!


Almost two weeks until the big night!

17 Nov

Hey folks, we’re still gathering up donations and getting our ducks in a row for the upcoming 5th Annual Rattlin’ Around the Christmas Tree event, which will be just TWO WEEKS from this Wednesday, taking place on December 3rd. The gang at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, on Boylston St, are again our gracious and generous hosts, providing the delicious food and drink. As in years past, we will have the Rollo Tomasi Quartet providing the music, the Bella Life Models lending a hand, and Jim Wells calling the shots in the Live Auction. Speaking of, Jim has once again provided the Lotto Board! $20 for one chance and $50 for three, and you could end up with this board of lottery scratchies! Total possible prize money involved is $20 million. Have a look:

Lotto Board

Lotto Board

Just to get you thinking, we have several golf packages both local and regional, we have a stay in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a package in Portsmouth, NH, and Wayne Strattman has another tour of his studio with wine and dinner! We also have tickets to some of the local sporting events and the theater. So block off the evening of Wednesday, December 3rd, tell your friends, and keep an eye here and on our Facebook page for more details in the next couple of weeks!
Till then…stay warm!