To the Editor:
On behalf of the board of directors of the Marginal Way Preservation Fund, we would like to give a huge thank you to Sally Struthers and Bradford T. Kenney who volunteered their time this past Sunday evening for a wonderful evening of entertainment at the Leavitt Theatre. Brad, the artistic director of the Ogunquit Playhouse, asked Sally questions about her early life and career up until now. Sally regaled the audience with wonderful stories and spoke of her fondness for Ogunquit, the Playhouse staff and audiences, the Lewis family and her fondness for the Marginal Way. She says, “There is nothing marginal about the Marginal Way.” We are so appreciative of their time they gave us Sunday evening.
We would also like to thank our sponsors for the evening, Kennebunk Savings. Also, many thanks to the donors of our raffle items - Panache Gallery, Yardarm Wine, Cheese & Gift Shop, the donor of the two tickets to the Playhouse, the donor of the wine basket, On the Main, and Sally for the autographed poster. You truly make the difference for us and we are very appreciative of your generosity.
We cannot thank the staff at the Ogunquit Playhouse for all of their assistance in making this evening happen. Your input was very valuable and we appreciate all of your time and effort.
Big thanks to Max Clayton and Emily Knight, their staff and technical support at the Leavitt Theatre, Jake Roche for the music, all of our volunteers who sold raffle tickets and took pictures, Carol Brennan at the Weekly Sentinel for the advertising and all of the patrons who came out that evening to support the Marginal Way Preservation Fund.
Deep bows of gratitude to all who made this an evening to remember, especially Sally and Brad. What wonderful insight you shared into your mutual collaboration and friendship. Thank you so much for the time you spent with us that evening. You are both treasures in Ogunquit.
Jeanne Roche, executive director, and board of directors: Paul Breen, John Phinney, Louesa Gillespie, Barbara O’Leary, Nan Ramsey, and Carol Leary