Sometimes something takes on a life of its own in a was that was not originally anticipated. More years ago than I care to remember I started hosting the Westborough DTC holiday party. It was a fun low key affair usually on a Thursday evening and then we moved it to Friday. One year I think about eight people came and it didn’t have a good feel to it. I said to myself I’m never going to have only eight people show up again. Well be careful what you wish for. The last several years we have had more than 200 people at what is now a Sunday afternoon gathering.
You’re all invited. Please join me at 17 Gary Circle in Westborough from 2 to 6 PM. I’m thrilled at the number of elected officials who are planning on attending. It’s a football friendly, family friendly open house with people coming and going throughout the afternoon. I’ve got coat racks and a sign-in table set up in the garage. Children’s games are in the basement. It’s not for the claustrophobic. One BMGer told me that she came once and she’s glad she came, but she doesn’t plan to come again. Maybe she’s changed her mind and is ready to brave the crowds.
I have confirmations from Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Treasurer Steve Grossman, Auditor Suzanne Bump.Congressman Jim McGovern and Party Chair John Walsh. Secretary Bill Galvin hopes to attend. Senators Jamie Eldridge, Sal DiDomenico and Ben Downing, as well as Representatives Kate Hogan, Tom Sannicandro, Carolyn Dykema and Jen Benson and Representatives-elect Danielle Gregoire and Jeff Roy, along with Governors Councillor Marilyn Pettitto Devaney, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and Cambridge Vice Mayor Denise Simmons have all mentioned an interest in attending. I hope that I haven’t missed anyone.
Home of Kate Donaghue and Kim Simpson
17 Gary Circle
Westborough,, MA 01581
Sunday, December 9 from 2 to 6 PM.
RSVP on facebook.
Everyone is welcome. RSVP directly to me at KateDonaghue AT aol DOT com. We are about a mile from the Westborough Commuter Rail station. We’ll arrange for a pickup for anyone who wants to come by train. Please note that street parking gets problematic. I’m encouraging people to park at the Middle School if possible. It’s at 20 Fisher Street in Westborough, just a couple of minutes walk.
Are you in? Let folks know!