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A Heartfelt Thank You from The Jagodowski family

Date: 11/21/2008

The Jagodowski family, along with their friends at the Agawam United Methodist Church and St. John the Evangelist Church wish to sincerely thank all who came out in support of the Lexi Jagodowski Memorial Spaghetti Supper benefit fundraiser. Thanks to you and all of the sponsoring angels who generously donated food items and items for the silent auction, over $11,000.00 was raised to benefit the family in their time of need. Additionally, 47 people were registered as bone marrow donors. We ask you to please note the following sponsors and thank them with your patronage.

From Agawam, The Agawam High School Band with a donation of $779.50, The Agawam Middle School Teachers & Staff who baked & donated the many desserts for the spaghetti supper, Turley Publications and The Agawam Advertizer for free advertizing and publicity, Agawam Music Store who donated 2 music lessons (an $80 value), Agawam United Methodist Church and Saint John the Evangelist Church for generosity beyond the scope of this list, The Committee for the fund-raiser who donated multiple baskets for the silent auction, Cordi Food Distributors who donated meatballs (LOTS of meatballs), The Agawam Senior Center for help in many ways, The Cutting Edge Hair Salon who donated 2 gift cards for free manicures, Curves for Women Fitness Center for a free 30-day trial membership, EB's Restaurant for 5 gallons of sauce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, Bob & Muriel Fearn for donating a Mikasa dinnerware service, Friendly's Restaurant for a $10 gift card, Ron Gamelli for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, Glen Gary Tree Farms for a free Christmas tree and a valet parking basket in the silent auction, Hair & Company for a children's hair care basket, The Knights of Columbus from Saint John's Church for hot beverages, cooking and serving staff, Mrs. Payeur for a hand-crafted baby quilt, and Six Flags New England for A Family Day Pass, a large stuffed Scooby Doo, a guitar & assorted games. From Feeding Hills, Alexander's Restaurant for a $25 gift card, E. Cecchi Farm for tomatoes and a vegetable basket, Cincotta's Fruit Stand for a fruit basket, Fitness First Health Club for a 6-week gift card, Granger School and Donna Ormsby for desserts and a cash donation raised from dress-down day, Elizabeth Melchiori Tax Consultant for a free tax preparation for 2009, Park Square Realty for a $35 gas card, Stanley Cleaners for a $25 gift certificate, Tolli's Pizza for 2 $10 gift certificates, and T & R Wholesale Foods for 2 cases of marinara sauce.

From Chicopee, American Specialty Grinding for a cash donation of $500, American Tool Supply for a cash donation of $250, Budweiser Employees (through Paul & Cathy Cassidy) for 2 folding director's chairs, a Budweiser folding beach lounge, football gear, and $20, Ray Fontaine for 2 $50 gift cards for Alexander's Restaurant, King Ward Bus Lines for tickets for a Halloween trip for 2 to Salem, MA and for a Mohegan Sun Package trip for 4, Michael Sosik for a new gold club driver valued at $489, and Dan Stephaniak for 2 $25 gift cards for Panera Bread and 2 $25 gift cards for Applebee's Restaurant.

From Holyoke, Ben & Jerry's for an ice cream gift card. From Springfield, Big Y Corporation for a $20 gift card, Karen Breault for several puzzle baskets and sports baskets, Carando Gourmet Foods Corporation & Marilyn Johnson for a gourmet meat basket, D & D Shear Happiness for a $15 gift card, Designing Twining Custom Clothing for an art smock & art supplies and for snacks to go with the NY bus tickets, Eastfield Mall for a $25 gift card to the 99 Restaurant & 2 movie tickets, New Hope United Methodist Church for a cash donation of $500, Park Edge Photography for a family portrait gift certificate ($200 value), Peter Pan Bus Lines for 2 round-trip tickets to NY ($132 value), Pride Stores for a $100 gas card, Springfield Technical Community College for a free 3-credit course, STCC Warm Hearts Fund for a cash donation of $100, and the Widow and Widower's Club for a cash donation of $500.

From Hatfield, C&S Grocers who donated greens for the salads. From East Windsor, CT., Collins Pipe & Supply for a coffee maker & cup package and a digital picture frame, and Artist Patrick Drake for a framed oil painting.

From West Springfield, Costco for a $25 gift card, Lindco-Springfield Co., Inc. for a cash donation of $100, and The Theater Project at the Majestic Theater for 2 free tickets.

From Wilbraham, Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. for 2 $25 gift cards.

From Easthampton, Hairmasterz for hair care products ($50 value).

From Glastonbury, CT., Headworks Salon & Day Spa for a hair care products basket ($94 value). From Westfield, Mark's Hallmark for 6 Beanie Babies, and from Artist L. Renee Jarvis-Nowak for a water color painting.

From Dedham, National Amusements for 2 free movie tickets.

From East Longmeadow, PIP Printing & Mike Tarby for free printing of the tickets for the event, and Reminder Publications for free publicity of the event and for personal interviews.

From Southwick, Sundance Tanning for a $15 gift certificate. From Suffield, CT., R Baskets for a basket of Paul Newman products. From JoAnn Miller of Cambridge, MA for several "Captured Moments" prints.

From Sally Phillips of Michigan for Mary Kay hand care products and perfume. For a $500 check from the Prayer Child Foundation which can be found at on the internet. Just Google the business name and the town it's in to find their locations and/or Web sites.

Also thank-you to St. John's Ladies Guild, St John's Women's Club and The CCD classes for their help in setting up, cooking, serving and cleaning up. A special thanks goes out to all individuals and organizations who helped on the night of the event, many of whom wished to remain anonymous. Without all your help and donations the night would not have been the great success that it was.

Mark Mickey

Programming Committee

Agawam United Methodist Church