At 101, Ann Brooks just keeps on giving

Submitted to Dorchester Banner
Ann Brooks is seen here in a photo from 2012 with a wreath she donated.

CAMBRIDGE — Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care is no stranger to Ann Brooks. Twenty years ago when Pleasant Day started having a Festival of Wreaths to provide a happy Christmas for the participants, one of the first people to stand up and donate a wreath for the Silent Auction was Ann Brooks and she has helped every year since. This year she sent Executive Director Jackie Vickers a check and a note saying she could no longer make a wreath.

Now at 101 years of age, she occupies her time reading and coloring pictures with gel pens. So she included a colored wreath and knowing how Jackie’s mind works, asked Jackie not to hang the wreath picture.

Jackie called her and asked her daughter if Ann would allow us to frame her hand-colored wreath picture and put it into the live auction. Ann laughingly agreed.

Mark Hubbard of Hubbard Custom Blinds and Framing agreed to frame it and it will be put up for auction when Buddy Foxwell starts the live auction on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Day’s Holiday Benefit Gala.

Along with Ann’s picture, there is a Sunset Cruise with Guy Edgar, a fishing trip with Phil Gootee, a Hyatt Regency stay with breakfasts, an antiqued style Red Brested Mergenser by Warren Saunders, bushels of crabs, bushel of live oysters from the Powley Boys, 20 pounds of shrimp, 6 cakes, a Thomas Jewelry 2nd annual pendant, a big basket of cheer, a fast food certificate basket and more will be offered for bidding.
Parking for the Holiday Benefit Gala is free at C-SD High School with a free shuttle bus running all evening, free admission, free Taste of Dorchester by restaurants in Dorchester, free Wine Tasting, and free live entertainment beginning 5:30 at 2474 Cambridge Beltway.

It is a fundraiser due to the generosity of the business community sponsors who also donate the auction items. Pleasant Day is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 so donations are tax deductible and will benefit the Dorchester County Pleasant Day residents.

For more information call Jackie Vickers at 410-228-0190.