Sponsors & Donors


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2016 Sponsors & Donors

The Starry Starry Night Committee would like to thank all past and current Starry Starry Night sponsors. Funding for this free community event is provided by our generous sponsors.  Grants were received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, recommended by nine towns in the area.  Support from the Orange  Lions Club and the Athol Lions Club also make Starry Starry Night possible.

A HUGE Thank You to the following 2016 Sponsors

                 (Please check back often for updates.  Donations are still coming in.)

 PLATINUM DONORS ($1,000 and up)


Witty’s Funeral Home

A special “Thank You” to Witty’s Funeral Home for their generous donation of $2,000 and also for allowing us access to the funeral home for Starry Starry Night performances.




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GOLD DONORS ($500 – $999)

Athol Cultural Council


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SILVER DONORS ($300-$499)


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Hometown Bank

Orange Cultural Council


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Thank you! Sara Hess from Adams Animal Hospital with Crystal Parent SSN Committee Photo Courtesy of Meredith Tarr

La Fontaine, Oldach, and Glenny PC

Athol Rotary

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Mary-Anne DeVita & Anthony Palmieri

Bethany Lutheran Church

Royalston Cultural Council

New Salem Cultural Council

Phillipston Cultural Council

Northfield Cultural Council

Warwick Cultural Council

Petersham Cultural Council

Erving Cultural Council



FRIENDS ($.01 – $99)

Mary Lawson

Carol Wetherby, Sr. Citizen Club

Helene G. Brooks

Cornerstone Insurance Company

Riveto MFG. Co.

Patricia K. Larson

Marion Nason Unity Club

King James Tenant Association

Wendell Cultural Council

A BIG THANKS TO THESE GENEROUS PAST AND PRESENT DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS (please check back for updates – last updated 12/2/16)

Witty’s Funeral Home • TD Bank • Athol Savings Bank Law Office Of Pamela E. Oddy • Orange Oil Co. Orange Cultural Council • Workers’ Credit Union • L.S. Starrett Co. Heyes Forest Products • Whipps, Inc. • Orange Business Association Athol Cultural Council • Pete’s Tire Barn Kimball-Cooke Insurance • Mount Grace Chapter 3673 AARP Silhouettes • West Brook Tree Farm • Adams Animal Hospital • Girardi Distributors New Salem Cultural Council • Northfield Cultural Council • Orange Gun Club Petersham Cultural Council • Phillipston Cultural Council • Pamela & Pennie Smith Royalston Cultural Council • Warwick Cultural Council • Ralph & Helen Hills St. Mary’s Women’s Club • Athol-Orange Rotary Club • Theles & Florence Blackbird • Hannaford Nathan Steinberg & Rosemarie Thoms • Tony & Mary Ann Palmieri • William Howe Oldach Vernon & Ruth Brooks • Estey’s Garage • Cornerstone Insurance • Patricia Larson Wendell Cultural Council • Marion E Nason Unity Club • Mary Lawson & Marcia Horman • Flowerland Richard C. Swan • Orange United Methodist Church • King James Court Tenant Assn. • North Orange Grange Richard & Jeanette Hall THANKS ALSO TO First Universalist Church of Orange • Central Congregationalist Church • Ingrid Schatz Orange Methodist Church • 97.3 WJDF • Orange Police, Fire, Highway & School Departments Orange Town Hall • Hamshaw Lumber • Athol Daily News • Dave Flint & Ricky Misner Athol Lions Club •  Orange Lions Club • Millers River Cafe • Orange Police Auxiliary and all the volunteers who gave of their time and effort to make Starry Starry Night such an incredible event.

If you would like to make a donation to Starry Starry Night please email Valerie Eaton at ve0912@gmail.com. To volunteer your time, please contact Crystal Parent at crystalparent34@gmail.com and leave your name and telephone number. Thank You!



Wittys Funeral Home DonationOnce again, this year’s Starry Starry Night donations were kicked off by Witty’s Funeral Home, traditionally the largest single donor to this amazing event!  Shown here is Rose Marie Thoms, offering thanks to Jeff Cole, proprietor, and Tom Smith!

Athol Savings Bank 2014TThis year is drawing to a close, but there’s still one more spectacular event to celebrate! The Starry Starry Night committee of dedicated volunteers is hard at work to bring this community another grand New Year’s Eve celebration!  Pictured here is Susan A. Barassi, Customer Sales/Service Associate from the Athol Savings Bank, presenting the bank’s annual donation to Rose Marie Thoms for Starry, Starry Night.

The generous contributions of local businesses assures that all families in Orange and the North Quabbin Region can enjoy for free all the marvelous entertainment of Starry Starry Night.  In addition to Witty’s Funeral Home and Athol Savings Bank, TD Bank is also a Platinum supporter of the annual Starry Starry Night New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Orange.

Law Offices of Pam OddyShown here is Pam Oddy of The Law Office of Pamela E. Oddy, PC, posing with Rose Marie Thoms and the famous Starry Starry Night star.  We particularly appreciate the many small business, like Oddy’s, that contribute significantly year after year.

Orange Oil 2014

Pam Harris proudly celebrates making Orange Oil’s 2104 donation to Starry Starry Night with Candi Ashenden.  The largest donors to this annual event help to keep it free of charge and full of fun and variety for all.

Heyes Forest Products 2014Starry, Starry Night comes on December 31st every year, sunshine, rain or snow, and regular donors pose for these pictures in all kinds of weather, too!  Pictured here in the snow are Fred Heyes of Heyes Forest Products making a donation to Rose Marie Thoms.

Gold level supporters of Starry Starry Night this year are:  Heyes Forest Products, the Orange Business Association, Orange Oil Company, The L.S. Starrett Company, Quabbin, Inc., Whipps, Inc., Workers Credit Union,  and the Law Office of Pamela E. Oddy.  The Athol Credit Union and Pete’s Tire Barns are Silver level supporters.

Hannaford 2014Candi Ashenden, enthusiastically thanks Jay Smith, Assistant Store Manager of Hannaford for their annual contribution to Starry Starry Night, Orange’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve event.  It’s hard to believe, but this great night is less than a month away.

Athol Orange Rotary 2014Carol Courville of the Athol-Orange Rotary Club is seen here making the club’s annual donation to Starry Starry Night.  In addition to businesses, many civic groups, organizations, and individuals donate to the funding of Starry Starry Night.

Millers River Cafe 2014Candi Ashenden holds the Starry Starry Night star as she poses with Kris Burns and Jeanie Miller, owners of Miller’s River Cafe, one of the most recent local businesses to support Starry, Starry Night 2014.

Kimball Cooke 2014There’s no need to leave town on New Year’s Eve — in fact, there’s every reason to invite your friends to this year’s spectacular Starry, Starry Night festivities right here in downtown Orange beginning at 6:00PM and concluding with a Giant Puppet Parade at 10:00PM and our annual fireworks extravaganza after that!  In this photo, Candi Ashenden cheerfully thanks Laurie Deveneau, Operations Manager/Bookkeeper of Kimball-Cooke Insurance Company for their annual donation to this free fun-filled event!

We are grateful for the generosity of our local individuals and businesses.  The Sponsors of Starry Starry Night for 2014 include Adams Animal Hospital, the Athol Orange Rotary Club, Cumberland Farms, Giardi Distributors, Hannaford, Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, Hometown Bank, Hume Equipment Company, June and Debra Webster, Kimball-Cooke, Inc., Market Basket, The Orange Gun Club, Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Silhouettes, Theles and Florence Blackbird, Whittier Plumbing and Heating, and The Millers River Cafe.  Thanks to them ten different groups of musicians (pop, folk and Celtic), puppeteers, comedians and storytellers are set to entertain kids from one to ninety-five.  The many Sponsors of the event help assure that the New Years Eve celebration in Orange remains free for the many families and friends that come from all around the North Quabbin Region.

There are too many additional Friends of Starry Starry Night to list here.  We are grateful for the widespread support of this wonderful annual event.