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First Annual Saugus ‘Run to Home Base’ raises more than $13K for veterans

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  Local businesses, bands and comedians donated to the Saugus VFW Post 2346 and Team Marshalls4Vets first annual Run to Home Base fundraising event at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2346 on Saturday night. That included Hardcover Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, Kowloon, Nick’s Deli, Agawam Diner, Spinelli’s, Market Basket, Polcari’s and DeMaino’s Restaurant. Bands Just The Three Of Us and Pistol Pete donated their time alongside comedians Johnny Pizzi and Lenny Clarke. More than $13,000 was raised, including cash donations. Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans of all eras, through clinical care, wellness, education and research, at no cost to them.

  “The night went well,” Event Organizer/Post Commander Jim Marshall said. “Everyone had a good time and lots of laughs.”

Pictured from left to right: Michael DeMarco, Jeff Snyder, Annabelle Snyder and Rose LaVerde.
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Veterans Council Commander Steve and Lori Castinetti. The town’s Memorial Day ceremony will be celebrated on Saturday.
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Pictured from left to right: Seated: Tina Carra, Anna Moscone, Jeannelle Tobin, Michael Carra and Lenny Moscone; standing: Michael Papageorgiou, Lisa Tracia, Lenny Moscone Jr. and Marie Moscone.
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Semper Fi, Marines! Pictured from left to right: Home Base Veteran and Family Care Peer Recovery Specialist Jake McCaffrey, Chaplain Carl Mucci and Home Base Veteran Outreach Coordinator Derek Goodwin.
Pictured from left to right: Saugonians Ruthy Kennedy, Sheylla Kennedy, Jim Kennedy and Joe Trione.
Veterans stood to be recognized. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)
Comedian Johnny Pizzi entertained the crowd.
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Pistol Pete and The Smokin’ Guns, pictured from left to right – guitarist Leadfoot Sam Markson, drummer Jody Breglier, bassist Mike Fee and vocalist/harmonica player Peter Chase – performed R&B as well as Blues.
Event Organizer/Post Commander Jim Marshall sold raffle tickets to benefit veterans during Saturday’s Run to Home Base fundraising event at the VFW Post 2346.
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Guests saluted during the National Anthem.
The crowd erupts in laughter.
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Members of Just The Three Of Us, pictured from left to right: Saugonian Bucky Cole, Jane Mitchell and Jack Hawes sang oldies music.
Revere resident Carl Mucci gave the invocation.
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Pictured from left to right: Steve Muise, Dan Ryan, Karen Ryan and Ray Gurgin.
Guests, pictured from left to right: Louise and Bill Davis, Marge Hurley, Carol Frechette, Nancy Spadafora, Jim Rooney, Gerry Davis and Kathleen Davis.
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Event organizers, pictured from left to right: VFW Senior Vice Commander Anthony LoPresti, VFW Chaplain Carl Mucci, of Revere, Team Marshall for Vets Co-Leader Sue Lanich, Quartermaster Jay Pinette (in back), VFW Commander Jim Marshall, President Bill Boomhower and Officer of the Day Dan Roden.
Lenny Clark made a joke about midgets.

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