This letter is written by Lois Ruggiero:
On behalf of the 2012 Halloween Window Painting Contest Committee, I would like to thank our talented painters and their parents for making this year’s event a huge success. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful merchants who donated their windows: Shore TV and Appliance, Liberty Bank, Laser Engraved Services, Raymond Rigat, Hair Cutters 2, Grand Pizza Shoreline, Roland & Freeman Smith, Pat’s Cleaners and the Democratic Town Committee. We couldn’t do this, year after year, without the cooperation and generosity of these local merchants.
A special thank you to the following people who helped organized this event; Kimberly Inglis, Beth Powers, Diane Neri, Peter Schultheis, Christine Riccio, Bryan Pellegrini, and Andrea Ruggiero. We had 61 painters who painted 30 windows. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank our judges; Ethelene DiBona, Member of the Board of Education; Jane Scully Welch, Member of the Pretty Committee; Jack Cross, Superintendent of Schools; and Tillie Sheffield, a local artist.
The following businesses and civic groups helped us along the way; Fuzziwg’s donated prizes and the Shoreline Community Women’s Club along with the Pretty Committee provided refreshments for our painters and volunteers.
We hope everyone enjoyed the festive artwork of our enthusiastic young painters. Programs like this build assets in our young people by helping them to make connections with their community. This year’s contest was made possible by funds from Clinton Youth & Family Service Bureau through a Grant from Middlesex United Way and donations from Clinton Park & Recreation and Clinton Police Department.
Lois A. Ruggiero, Chairman
Halloween Window Painting Contest