Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mary Hathaway's note of thanks to all who came out in support of her successful campaign for Unofficial Mayor of Dedham.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I would like to thank everyone that helped elect me as “Honorary Mayor of Dedham.” Whether it was big or small it was not overlooked! I am truly humbled by this award and moved beyond words at the kindness of all. When the nomination process began I had no idea I was even nominated and was nervous but then all the kind words came rolling in and I got excited. I am overwhelmed with the support that turned out to my campaign fundraiser at Moseley’s on May 31. I would like to thank my campaign managers, Kelly Hathaway and Diane Hathaway-Gibbons who worked tirelessly on this event. My children and grandchildren for all their love and support! We raised over $6000.00 that evening. We also would like to thank Attorney Michael Walsh who donated…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Mary Hathaway was crowned as the Mayor of Dedham during the town's Flag day celebration on Thursday.
Dedham Park and Recreation and Dedham Patch recognized this year's Unofficial Mayor of Dedham winner Mary Hathaway, as well as Unofficial Deputy Mayor of Dedham Tracey White prior to Thursday night's Flag Day Parade. Dedham Patch teamed up with the Dedham Park and Recreation Department this year to bring back the unofficial mayor contest raising nearly $16,000 for both Park and Recreation and local charities. Both candidates were chosen by Dedham Patch readers. Back in April we put a call out for nominations from our readers telling us who you thought should be honored as unofficial mayor of Dedham. Following the nomination process, readers were asked to vote for their choice. Once the voting phase was over, the top two nominees had to…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The long-time resident and volunteer is hoping to donate her winnings to The Second Step in Needham.
Each year, Mary Hathaway treks down to East Street hours before the annual Flag Day Parade is due to come by. She sets up her chairs and gets her spot ready for one of her favorite holidays. But now she has a new hope for the 45th Flag Day Parade - to ride in the lead car as the ceremonial Mayor of Dedham. "You meet so many people," Hathaway said. "Mostly families get together for the Flag Day Parade." Hathaway, 84, raised 10 kids in Riverdale all the while donating effort and time to groups all over town. From knitting for less fortunate kids to helping at any Riverdale Elementary School event she could get to, Hathaway, an Irish immigrant, has served Dedham since her and her late husband, Al, moved to town in 1960. "I just can't stop…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Two candidates will campaign to become the next Mayor of Dedham.
After tabulating poll and comment results, two Mayor of Dedham candidates have emerged: Tracey White and Mary Hathaway. Each woman now will hit the campaign trail to fund-raise money for local charities. The candidates have planned fundraisers over the next month, and, as in years past, $1 will buy a voter one vote, Dedham Parks and Recreation director Bob Stanley said. There isn't a limit to the number of votes a person can cast. Cash raised between now and June 11, the end to the campaign season, will be split between Parks and Recreation and a charity - or charities - of the winner's choice, Stanley said. The Mayor of Dedham will receive, among other prizes, an opportunity to ride in the lead car at the annual Flag Day Parade on June …