I want to express my deepest gratitude to all who helped make the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Thrift Shop Chicken Alley Art Sale and the Needle Book Community Couture fashion show the best ever!

The shop’s fabulous staff, Noava Knight, Karen Child, Annei Tuerff, Lynn Weber and curator extraordinaire Libby Barringer and all our volunteers were wonderful. We could not produce this event without all of them. The shop is truly blessed with the best volunteer corps I could ask for. Also kudos to all the designers, models and more volunteers who made the fashion show such a success.

And my biggest thanks to our patrons, old and new, to us this year, your support is invaluable. I am humbled. All the funding for this event supports the essential work of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

Sandy Pratt
Vineyard Haven

The writer is manager of the Community Services Thrift Shop.