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MOA/Club 24 1st-ever Spring Fling a tremendous success

Mayor Gary Christenson and MOA President Paul Hammersley-2
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  This past Saturday night the first Spring Fling was held at Club 24 in Malden. Cohosted by Club 24 and Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA), the event was planned as a response to the cancellation of the past two New Year’s Eve Sober Nights, an event annually sponsored by MOA and hosted by Club 24, but victim to COVID-19 for the past two years. With the arrival of spring and people needing to connect again, organizers set out to provide an opportunity for fun, food, dancing and conversation in a safe and sober environment – a success on all counts!

  In attendance and showing their support by running the water bar (which was donated by Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy) were Ward 7 Councillor Chris Simonelli and Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica along with Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora. Also there in support was Councillor-at-Large Carey McDonald, who led the way on the dance floor during the “electric slide.”

  Malden Mayor Gary Christenson brought the greetings of the City of Malden to kick off the event, and during a poignant speaking moment, MOA Board President Paul Hammersley presented his 19-year sobriety coin to his mother, Midge. Paul had received the chip earlier in the day during a meeting at Club 24. Club 24 President Alan Campbell welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked Paul Hammersley and MOA for their continued support.

  The event was supported through the tremendous efforts of MOA members Gail Poirier, Linda Cochran, PJ Bell, Diane O’Brien-Goodwin, Suzie Jeselonis, Kayla Ducharme, Casey Doogs, Dana Brown, Laura Squires, Mike Goodwin, Bobby Cee, Stefanie, Brian, Mario, Vern, Jennifer and others!

  The next event being cosponsored by MOA and Club 24 is the annual Comedy Night. It will take place on May 12 at the Irish American Club. This year the event is being dedicated to the memory of Dommie DiSario, a friend to both Club 24 and MOA. For more information visit the MOA website at https://www.maldenovercomingaddiction.com.

Councillor at Large Carey McDonald doing the Electric Slide-2
Councillor-at-Large Carey McDonald did the Electric Slide.
MOA President Paul Hammersley with his mim Midge Hammersley-2
MOA President Paul Hammersley and his mum, Midge Hammersley
Moa menber Bobby Cee anf his wife Linda Cochran (MOA Board Member) giving out t-shirts-2
MOA member Bobby Cee and his wife, Linda Cochran (MOA Board Member) gave out t-shirts.
MOA members Gail Poirier and Suzie Jeselonis-2
MOA members Gail Poirier and Suzie Jeselonis
MOA members Gail Poirier and Diane Goodwin-2
MOA members Gail Poirier and Diane Goodwin
MOA members Diane Goodwin with her husband Mike-2
MOA members Diane Goodwin and her husband, Mike
MOA Board Member PJ Bell having a blast!-2
MOA Board Member PJ Bell had a blast!
Kerri Loftus with her daughter Janiah-2
Kerri Loftus with her daughter, Janiah
Councillors Jadene Sica, Chris Simonelli, Craig Spadafora along with MOA Vice President Dana Brown-2
Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica, Ward 7 Councillor Chris Simonelli, Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora and MOA Vice President Dana Brown

(Photos by Josh London)

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