5th Annual "Doin' It For Diane"
Fundraiser Event

Raised $17,000.00 for our two Food Pantries!!!

4th Annual Doin' It For Diane 2009 Event Well, we did it again, raising $17,000.00 for our two food pantries, Ilse Marks Food Pantry and St. Anthony's Free Market. What a fabulous night, the food was superb, the mood was festive and the music wonderful, thanks again to our friends, Chris "Sonny" Petrie and the "Insufficient Funds".

Everyone had a wonderful time talking with their friends and neighbors at the tables, picking which raffle items they were planning on taking home with them and bidding on the many items offered during both the Live and Silent auctions.

Last year we raised just over $14,000.00 and weren't really expecting much more this year (though I did set a lofty goal of $18k just in case) but to take in $3000.00 more than last year, while still coming out of a terrible economy, just proves that people's hearts are in the right place!




With over 25 volunteers this year, working for the past 6 months planning and doing all of the work to make this a successful event, they all deserve to be recognized and thanked:

Terry & Joanne Schneider, Mark Snyder, Anne Havlin, Christine Gallagher, Bridget Horan, Suzanne Blacker, Hank Polanzak, David Fisher, Fred Yaitanes, Nadine Israel, Steve & Ashley Kelly, Cindy Pazyra, Maria Pimental, Beth, Megan & Katelyn Snell, Joyce Dwyer, Lisa Wheeler, Jill Souza, Chris Petrie, Joel Honig, Lucy O'Connor and Dori Frankel


As in the past, our community of merchants, restaurants and food vendors came through with generous donations, which is how we are able to raise the kind of funds that this event has been doing successfully. These folks deserve our recognition and accolades as well:

Restaurants & Food Vendors
  • Best Pals Restaurant
  • BJ's Wholesale
  • Catering by Linda
  • Chinatown Restaurant
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Criscuolo's Little Italy
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Honey Dew
  • IKEA
  • Lucy O'Connor
  • Maxie's Deli
  • Mike Sammarco
  • NE Sinai Hospital
  • Noceras Restaurant
  • Olive Garden Restaurant
  • Panera Bread
  • Peppercorns @ YMCA
  • Smokey Bones Restaurant
  • Stelio's Pizza
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket
  • Target Stores
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Friday"s Restaurant
  • Town Spa Restaurant
  • Village Pub
  • X&O Restaurant
  • Zachary's Restaurant

Local Merchants
  • Academy of Gymnastics
  • Alice Bachant
  • Alice's Mandarin House
  • All Care Home Health Services
  • Andrade's Liquors
  • Anne Havlin
  • Anton's Cleaners
  • AT&T Cellco
  • Babel's
  • Baby Decor/Baby Travel
  • Beansprouts
  • Bertucci's
  • Blinds & Designs
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Professional Hockey Association, Inc.
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Bridget & Bill Horan
  • Canton Village Wine & Spirits
  • Central Nursery
  • Ceramics a' la Carte
  • Charley Verge
  • Chinatown Restaurant
  • Cobbs Corner Pizzeria
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch
  • Coolins
  • Copy Inks
  • Coriander Bistro
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Courtyard by Marriot
  • Crescent Ridge Dairy
  • Criscuolo's Little Italy
  • Dr. Betsy Disharoon, DMD
  • Dr Mark & Dr Goldstein
  • Dr. Scott Aronson
  • Dunkin Donuts, Cobbs Corner
  • Dunkin Donuts, Stoughton
  • Elite Health & Fitness Center
  • Felos Memorial Art Gallery
  • Fiddleheads
  • First Impressions Nails & Tan
  • Floral Fantasy
  • Franklin Sports
  • French Memories
  • Gold Inc.
  • Gold's Gym
  • Golden Dream Jewelry
  • Halfway Cafe
  • Headmasters
  • Hilliard's Candy
  • Horan Oil
  • IKEA
  • Immaculate Conception Religious Education
  • In Shape
  • International Food Gourmet
  • Island Street Automotive
  • Immaculate Conception Religious Education
  • In Shape
  • International Food Gourmet
  • Island Street Automotive
  • Julie Goldberg - Stella & Dot Jewelry
  • Kelly's Place Restaurant
  • Louise Scipione
  • Magical Headdress
  • Marcel's
  • Mary Storm
  • Maxie's Deli
  • McDonalds Restaurant
  • Mel & Dori Frankel
  • Milano Salon & Spa
  • Mr. Chefs Restaurant
  • NE Patriots Charitable Foundation
  • Old Colony YMCA
  • Olive Garden Restaurant
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa Gino's
  • Pizzagando
  • PMPNetwork.com & SnydersStoughton.com
  • Polillio's Nursery
  • Roberts Jewelry
  • Romanza
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Smokey Bones
  • Starbucks
  • State Reps Lou Kafka & Bill Galvin
  • Stellio's Pizza
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket
  • Stoughton Bakery
  • Stoughton Car Wash
  • Stoughton Cleaners
  • Stoughton Flower Shop
  • Stoughton Nursery
  • Supercuts
  • Susan Lane
  • Ten X Club
  • Tender Trap
  • Teresa Cabral @ Salon Sundara
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Fridays Restaurant
  • Van Fenwick Press
  • Vargas & Vargas
  • Village Gallery
  • Village Pub
  • Village Toy Shop
  • Visions
  • Windsor Tire
  • X&O Restaurant
  • Zachary's

Special Thanks To:
  • Joanne Schneider and Christine Gallagher for all that they did and do!
  • Mark Snyder for being our emcee extraordinaire
  • The Stoughton Auxiliary Police
  • Corporate Donors, with a special, special thanks to IKEA for their generous donation
  • Windsor Tire and Island Street Automotive for the "Oil for Food" Campaign
  • All of our fabulous food servers
  • Our friends at the Portuguese National Club for donating their hall
  • All of our DIFD Committee Members because they deserve a special thank you!
  • Stoughton Pennysaver for helping with the advertising
  • Dori & Mel Frankel for their generous donation of James Taylor/Carol King Concert Tickets
  • Our Corporate Donation Sub Committee for making the calls
  • Our "in house" magician, David Rysin
  • The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring and support
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Rep Lou Kafka and State Rep Bill Galvin


Support Our Stoughton Food Pantries

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Or you can send donations to:
Doin It For Diane
care of:
The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
Box 41
Stoughton, MA 02072

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