Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ Chicken Alley Thrift Shop would like to thank the Troy Neuenburg and the Sand Bar in Oak Bluffs, Deejay Ricky Prime and Dukes County Love Affair (DCLA) for the very successful and fabulous good time had by all at the Mad Men party to benefit Community Services last Friday night.

Thank you as well to the wonderful Sandbar staff and our amazing community who came dressed up as their favorite characters from the TV series Mad Men.

With musical performances and a photo area set up to capture the fun throughout the night — we celebrated the beginning of the summer season with friends and raised crucial funds for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services in true Mad Men style.

Community Services annually serves 6,000 Islanders, full time and seasonal, through its array of programs and services. Thank you again for a wonderful benefit.

Nell Coogan, Oak Bluffs

The writer is development director for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.