Nips & Bites Gala – Saturday, November 19th October 25, 2016 by Patricia Morse Leave a Comment THANK YOU! The Nips and Bites Gala was a great success. Many thanks to all who made it possible: First, to Suddenly Simple Events and Melissa Peralta: thank you for your creative ideas, energy and great “nips” recipes! The event would not likely have taken place without your involvement from the beginning! Speaking of the beginning… the wonderful “nips and bites” graphic that was used for the invitations, signage and tickets was created by the very talented Katrina McNaughton , who took a sort of hair-brained idea and turned it into the perfect image for the event. Thank you! Huge thanks to our emcee and auctioneer, Jim Wells and to Jenn Warshaw and her cheerful team from 5 South Main for such a delicious and creative menu of “bites” that just kept coming. To Sandy Hill, Jen, Diane Kennedy, Mara Stefan and Sally Sisson for keeping the night running smoothly… thank you! To our wonderful Therapy Dog teams: Jack and Bailey, Mara and Sophie, Heather and Missy, Julie and Jada and Sarah and Bailey – your presence was the “special sauce” that made the event unique! To George McGoldrick, Shannon King, Sandy Hill, Leah Spada, Gina Mattivello, Diane K and Pat Reardon for getting those raffle tickets sold: you overcame the odds of a busy event season and we almost sold out. To Diane K. Danielson for social media support. Special thanks to Christine Murphy, Vinny Fontaine, Coral Grande, Sullivan Garrity Donnely Insurance and the Town of Cohasset for logistical support. Our thanks to photographers Salty Pixels, Amy Young Photography and Maddie Snaps for great pictures! An enormous thank you to all of those who donated items, trips, tickets, baskets, wine and so much more. The auctions were so much fun and really made the event a success. Thank you: Black Rock Country Club Meditech Christine Sancin and John Sancin Jeff Riccio – Riptide K9 Dianne Panarelli Miller Mary St Sauveur and Skip Studio Susie MacPherson Gina Mattivello Fetch 02025 The Daily Press Juice Bar Carolina Wines Walsh Pierce Styling Lashes by Jessica @the face place, Hanover Alyson Grief Silvia and Bob Silvia Robin A Fox and A Fox & Hounds Pet Care Pilgrim Bank Karen Dwyer White Brian Houlihan and the new “Trident” in the Hingham Shipyard Crow’s Landing, Hingham The Corner Stop, Cohasset Kelli McCarthy’s awesome Mom Tina Fenton and Marilexei Salon – Scituate Harbor Special thanks to Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Village Pub Karen Edler Hurd, Laura DeSisto, Patrice Vogelman, Andrea Buffum and Maria Churchward Kennedy for their generous and unexpected donations. Much appreciated. Very grateful to all who purchased raffle tickets, bid on auction items and had such kind things to say before, during and after the event. We hope to continue to earn your support of the work we are doing in the community. This is a very local effort, largely supported by a small group of residents. Thank you so much. And thank you to the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation volunteers and Board of Directors – without whose support the event would simply not have happened!