It's hard to believe it but it's here, the "Celebrate Lord's" party, the last "Midnight Madness" at Lord's, ever, will be held TONIGHT at Lord's Department Store.
What: "Celebrate Lord's," one last Midnight Madness before the store closes for good later this month
When: Tonight, Friday, Feb. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Lord's Department Store, 446 Main Street, Medfield
Why: Why not! Everyone will be there! _______________________________________
The event will include food, cake, entertainment, tributes and speakers, photos at the Lunch Counter, "Lord's Through the Years" memorabilia and record audiovisual memories (with Medfield TV) for the Medfield Historical Society, a ginger ale toast, plus many more surprises that organizers are holding close to the vest.
There will also be giveaways of gift baskets prepared by Lord's Department Store, just like at the traditional Midnight Madness events.
Those attending are asked to write down and bring along their favorite Lord's memory on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper to be inserted into the Lord's Memory Book that will be recorded with the Medfield Historical Society.
- 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Photos at Lord's Lunch Counter
- 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Medfield High School String Chamber Group
- 7:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., Community Representatives Recognize Lord's
- 8:10 p.m., Ginger Ale Toast
- 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., DJ Dennis Flaherty to play music from Lord's 73 years in business
* Times subject to change
Store owners Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly say the registers will be open during this one last "Midnight Madness" event where merchandise is now marked at half price and Lord's souveniers, including t-shirts, will be available for purchase.
People who pre-ordered shirts will be able to pick them up at the party.
The event is being hosted by the Medfield Remember's Lord's Committee which is spearheaded by Nancy Norris who wanted to make sure the department store in the heart of downtown Medfield didn't slip away without proper recognition.
"For me, the best way to show my appreciation is to help create and share a celebration that would give Lord's and the Kelly family a proper send-off from the community they have helped to shape all these years, and to help figure out a way to preserve Lord’s role in our community going forward," Norris said.
See you at the party!