Doin' It For Diane 2008

Annual Fundraiser
for the Stoughton Food Pantries

"The Distance from Provider to Impoverished is Quite Short!"


Again, the Restaurant and Food Vendors in and around Stoughton, stepped up and provided several signature dishes for our guests to taste and enjoy. Our attendance was a bit overwhelming so we did run out of some of the dishes a bit earier than expected but, all in all, everyone had something to eat and enjoyed themselves.
  • Avon Food Company, LLC
  • Beantown Diner
  • Bob's FoodMart & Discount Liquors
  • Catering by Linda
  • Chinatown Restaurant
  • Chuck & Cheese
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Foley's Backstreet Grille
  • Honey Dew Donuts
  • IKEA Corporate Office
  • Luce Lutes
  • MadMan Cookies
  • Mr. Chefs Restaurant
  • Nocera's Restaurant
  • Panera Bread
  • Paris Cabaret Starline Room
  • Peppercorns Restaurant
  • Portuguese National Club
  • Starbucks
  • Stop & Shop
  • Stoughton's Best Pizza & Seafood
  • X&O Restaurant


Attendance was around 250, coming and going, and, if the success of this year's event tells us anything, we suspect that we'll have an even bigger venue next year, so we'll have to find a space with a larger capacity. A Big Thank You goes out to Stoughton VFW Post 1645 for allowing us to have this event at their facility.

The total revenue from this event was over $15,000.00 and we're still receiving donations (donations can be made through PayPal on the front page of this website). 100% of the money donated will go to the benefit of our two food pantries, Ilse Marks Food Pantry and St. Anthony's Free Market.


Our entertainment was astounding, starting with Mark Snyder, as our EMCEE for the evening and DJ Sonny B along with Denis Donoghue spinning the CD's.


In the pictures above we have "The Echo's", Stoughton's own acapela group, went from table to table singing songs from the 60's and 70's, while interacting with the audience.


Here we see David Rysin, Magician Extraudinaire. David has been performing magic most of his life, which is only 14 years. He, too, went table to table, amazing our guests with his slight of hand tricks.



A young lady from the Stoughton Journal took some pictures as well, three of them appearing in the following week's Journal. Above are two pictures representing some of our DIFD Committee




After having our dinner and before the raffles and silent auction, everyone was having a great time chatting, dancing and, wouldn't you know, a conga line broke out! Our two DJ's did a great job keeping it real and keeping it fun.



List of Donors

  • Academy Of Gymnastics
  • All-Care Home Health Svc.
  • Andrade's Liquors
  • Anthony's Trattoria
  • At&T - Cellco
  • Betrucci's
  • Betsy Disharoon, DMD
  • Bikram Yoga
  • Blooming Treasures
  • Bob's Famous Foodmart
  • Buzz Newspapers
  • Canton Village Liquors
  • Central Nurseries
  • Cheng-Du
  • Chinatown Restaurant
  • Cobb Corner Pizzeria
  • Contemporary Tan
  • Coolen's Pet Supply
  • Copy Inks
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Courtyard By Marriott
  • Dessert Works (Tom Folan)
  • Diamond Vault
  • Dunkin Donuts, Canton
  • Dunkin' Donuts, Stoughton
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Elite Sports
  • Elizabeth Grady
  • Felos Art Center
  • Fenton Flowers And Gifts
  • Fiddleheads
  • Franklin Sports
  • Golds Gym
  • Head Master's Hair Design
  • Honey Dew Donuts
  • Ideal Skin Inc
  • Ikea Corporate Office
  • Immaculate Conception Relig Ed
  • Island Street Automotive
  • Judy from Ilse Marks
  • Just Perfect Landscaping
  • Karen Veliotis,Prof. Org.
  • Kelly's Place
  • Kelly Contracting
  • Madman Cookies
  • Magical Headdress
  • Maneula's Cleaning Svc
  • Marcel's Hair & Nails
  • Maria Pimentel
  • Maxie's Delicatessen
  • Millennium Landscape
  • Millennium Marketing
  • Mr. Chefs Restaurant
  • Mrs Tom Martini Sr.
  • Nancy Rowe
  • Olive Garden Restaurant
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pacheco Hardware
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa Gino - Canton
  • Pattavina Networks
  • Paul R. Lafleur
  • Peppercorns Restaurant
  • Pinches & Pounds
  • Planet Security
  • Pleasant Street Piano Co.
  • PMP Network, Inc.
  • Polillios
  • Rasco International
  • Rental Depot
  • Robert's Jewelry
  • Salon Sundara
  • South Shore Kenpo Karate
  • St. Anthony's Free Market
  • Starbucks Coffee, Canton
  • Starbucks Coffee, Stoughton
  • State Rep Lou Kafka
  • Stoughton Cleaners
  • Stoughton Flower Shop
  • Stoughton Nurseries
  • Stoughton Sports Center
  • Striar Jewish Comm. Ctr
  • Tender Trap
  • Village Gallery
  • Village Toy Shop
  • Vincents Salon
  • Visions @ Cobb Corner
  • Windsor Tire Co.
  • Zoo New England

Special Thanks To

  • IKEA for a very generous donation
  • Mark Snyder ~ our Emcee
  • DJ Sonny B Jr. & Denis Donoghue for entertainment
  • David Rysin ~ Magician Extraordinaire
  • The Pennysaver
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch
  • Maxie's Delicatessen
  • Pam Snyder
  • Stoughton Auxiliary Police
  • "The Echo's"
  • Stoughton VFW Post 1645
  • Immaculate Conception Church
  • First Methodist Church
  • Richard Meucci of Stop & Shop
  • NE Sinai and Randolph Savings for donating Red Sox Tickets
  • South Shore Habitat-Stoughton Build



picture provided by Charlene A. McNeil and Gatehouse Media

Last but not least a special thank you
goes out to our committee members:

(Pictured above)
Mark Snyder, Anne Havlin, David Fisher, Suzanne Blacker, Hank Polanzak, Joanne Schneider, Terry Schneider
(not in the picture)
Christine Gallagher, Nadine Israel, Steve Kelly, Stephanie Martin, Cindy Pazyra, Maria Pimental, Bernie Planeta, Beth Snell, Fred Yaitanes, Greta Zenga
DIFD shopping bag
Support Our Stoughton Food Pantries

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Or you can send donations to:
Doin It For Diane
care of:
The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
Box 41
Stoughton, MA 02072