President’s Letter – November 2017
Greetings of the Season,
Well its Harvest time in Holbrook once again as every leaf is indeed turning. The clocks have now been set-back and the days are shorter and nights are most certainly longer. Just around the corner is truly one of the best holidays if not the best of all…Thanksgiving! Every proud American celebrates this holiday in one fashion or another. Time well spent with family and friends, great food and most importantly time to give thanks!
I know I am most thankful for our great country in-spite of how some folk’s feel lately. Thankful for those incredible men and women who protect our country and those no longer with us here on earth who once did. With that being said, we must never forget to salute our Veteran’s and always thank them for their service whenever you see one. I have been told many times firsthand that hearing that never gets old and always warms those warrior hearts of theirs.
On behalf of the chamber, I would like to thank our Vice President Kevin Guilfoyle for writing a superbly detailed and informative column last month. Unfortunately, the column went unsigned and he was not issued well deserved credit for his contribution.
As Kevin mentioned last month, Nick Ammirati did a yeoman’s job of maintaining the north gateway to our community for the past several years. I know he always took great pride in the town of Holbrook where he as many others discovered and built their American Dream. Dad always took that extra special care when mowing, edging and weeding the Welcome to Holbrook wall, median and berm areas and it really showed. The chamber and community at large will miss his work but will forever be grateful for the landscape template he laid that we have full faith and confidence the Briguglio Landscaping Team will follow. Dad, thank you for making me so proud of not only you but our little town of Holbrook!
In the continuum spirit of giving thanks, I would like to thank the Our Place Newspapers and its advertisers for hosting and participating in their 3rd Annual Food Drive. All the food donated will go directly to our local area church food pantries. This year unfortunately from what I hear it is most needed as the pantries have been running very low. Please consider as you shop for your Thanksgiving Dinner this month that you pick-up a few extra items and drop it off at one of their participating advertisers.
On a rainy Saturday earlier last month, the chamber along with Legislator Lindsay’s Office hosted our semi-annual Holbrook Clean-up Day where over 50 dedicated volunteers joined us in collecting trash. Thank you to everyone who participated as we really made a difference. Look forward to seeing you all again next spring.
In closing, on behalf of the Holbrook Chamber and its Board of Directors, I want to wish all of our Veterans a happy Veteran’s Day and everyone and their family a very happy Thanksgiving.
All the Best. Always,