We were honored to have been asked to photograph a fundraiser for our town's state representative, Geoff Diehl, held last night at Cameron's on the Green in East Bridgewater. The night was off to a great start with a packed house, as Geoff thanked all the attendees, he mentioned he was happy to see so many familiar faces but he was also humbled by all the new faces he saw who came out to support him.
Every fundraiser has a draw, and this night was no exception. WRKO morning host, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Michele McPhee came down to the South Shore to speak on Geoff's behalf. She had the crowd's full attention as she spoke about some of the current events going on in Massachusetts, pointing out that you can't be afraid to fight the good fight. Her memorable quote of the night, borrowed from Tip O'Neill, was "All politics is local", especially thanking Geoff Diehl and some other local politicians in attendence for helping to bring balance back to the state house.
After addressing the crowd, Michele took photos with guests and signed her books, and all the time discussing the issues that affect all of us on a day-to-day basis.
A great time was had by all, with supporters showing up and packing the house from start to finish. The night finished off with a silent auction that saw many of the supporters going home with great prizes.
A handmade "elephant" hat was possibly the most sought after silent auction offering of the night.