It is with humbled gratitude that I thank all of the people who brought June’s First Friday Dinner at the Bellows Falls Baptist Church together to support the Comtois Family Scholarship that was set up in memory of my parents, Richard and Barbara Comtois.
When Laurie Noyes approached me about it, I was just blown away with appreciation! With support from members of the United Church, we all enjoyed a traditional New England dinner of baked beans, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, and a spread of delicious desserts; a dinner the Comtois’ had almost every Saturday night. It was different not to have my parents working at this church supper like I had seen them do all of my life. My family was surrounded by familiar faces and strangers alike, but for that one evening, we were all enjoying an amazing meal together.
Thank you to all who baked, barbecued, donated, and worked to make this dinner such a success and a treasured memory for me.
With warm regards,
Jean Illingworth and family
Bellows Falls, Vt.