I’m very fortunate. I come from a great family (6 sisters 4 brothers) and have so many wonderful cousins and extended family members.
I’ve also had the opportunities to get to know, work with and become friends with so many talented, caring and wonderful people. From my work at St. Michael’s Bingo, Assisting Eileen Horan with the 8th grade musical, working with Martha Moriarty and the Kinder cuties, Coaching Centralville Baseball and getting to know Mickey Finn , Chaperoning St. Michaels CYO with people like Bill Green, Paul and Shirley Cyr , Jack and Mary Keefe, AL and Barbara Cote and so many others, Asst. Director of a CYO Show, teaching CCD or being a Minister of Communion.
My fellow LHS Class of 1980 , working with so many wonderful people on the School Auction. Working with the Manning, Donahue and Rourke families at Mannings, bartending with Mike Zannoni, Paul McCarthy and friends for Jim Cassin at the Tavern at the Bridge (remember the kazoo Christmas Parties?), Substitute teaching in Dracut , Working In-House at Greater Lowell Tech and coaching swimming, working for Tom Bellgarde and Mike Skaff in Parks and Recreation or with Dave Gannnon and John Reid at the DPD. Writing a blog and getting into the Lowell and Dracut political world, getting a radio gig with Warren Shaw , Tim Bomil, Ari, Shawn and the folks on 980 WCAP and meeting so many great people because of all these things.
Especially the people connected with the effort of the WCAP Radiothon like Sam Poulten, Fred Simon, Sue Plunkett, Tom Bomil, Linda Clark and of course Major Everett Henry and now Captains David and Stephanie Childs.
Truth be told the Radiothon is December 13th and I haven’t got a chance to do to much to help during the planning of or in raising funds for this event. I’m out of the city working most days and have family commitments.
So I’m asking for a little help from my family, friends, many Facebook and Blog “friends” and from my wonderful , extended family. This year more than ever we are hearing from the Captains that things are tough, donations are down and people seeking assistance is up.
So I’m starting Gerry’s Radiothon Challenge for the Salvation Army to see if I along with my finds can help out.
If you are one of my many great family members, friends of the family, if you were one of my kinder-cuties, baseball players, Cyo-ers, In-house or swim team members, if you hung around the Tavern or if we are related through marriage,if we grew up together, chaperoned or coached together, my fellow LHS Class of 1980 members, you like or dislike my blog,
If I have helped you advertise a fundraiser or promoted an event for you or for whatever reason you know me or my family in any way, I am asking / challenging you, from my heart with love that you make a donation of at least $20 to the Salvation Army of Lowell this Holiday Season by next Saturday December 13th.
I have 51 First Cousin, 171 Blog Followers, 448 Linked In Contacts, 625 Facebook friends, AND MANY MANY FRIENDS OF THE EXTENDED NUTTER FAMILY.
Even if only 250 of you would PLEASE send in a contribution we would help many families during this Holiday season.
Please send a check (of any amount, I’m asking for $20 but will gladly take $5 – $500) to:
The Salvation Army 150 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852 C/0 Gerry’s Radiothon Challenge
I can’t say Thank You enough for being part of my life and together we can make a huge difference.
By contributing a little , we are helping those in need a lot.