Posted by Tim Kelley on Nov 22, 2022
 This Monday, Stoneham and Reading Rotary Clubs met jointly for the 46th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.  It was held at St. Agnes Parish Center and catered by our great friend Laurie Rizzo of Laurie's 909.  The luncheon is a traditional run up to the Reading-Stoneham Thanksgiving Day game.  Reading is home team this year.
Among the crowd were the football captains, cheer captains, coaches, athletic directors, town manager, superintendent of schools, fire and police chiefs, school administrators and, of course, Rotarians.  Shown here are the captains and head coaches holding the trophy sponsored by Stoneham Bank and Reading Cooperative Bank.
The program included football captains addressing the crowd with their thoughts on football, teamwork and leadership.  Both teams have had very successful seasons.  The Rockets were undefeated into the playoffs, before being knocked off by Bishop Feehan, whose defensive coordinator is none other than Patriot legend Tedy Bruschi.  The Spartans have made it to play in their Division Superbowl in Gillette Stadium.
The Thanksgiving game is 10 am at Reading Memorial High School.  Rotary Shack Shack will be open for business.