Wareham restaurant owner thanked for sponsoring drama field trip

Dec 11, 2017
Courtesy of: Lorna Brunelle Wareham Middle School students applaud at a showing of "Elf Jr." in Middleboro. The trip was sponsored by Cheri Lindsey of Lindsey's Family Restaurant.

To the Editor:

Cheri Lindsey is no stranger to making days brighter for people in southeastern Massachusetts. For years, she has sponsored scholarships to enable students to pursue their education and study the arts. An advocate for people with disabilities, Cheri is passionate about supporting people who dedicate their days to people in need. In her nephew’s honor, she founded a scholarship for students majoring in special education.

Owner of the 66-year-old landmark Lindsey’s Family Restaurant in East Wareham, Cheri has fostered one of the upper Cape’s most beloved restaurants and recognizable dining destinations. Generations of Cape lovers have flocked to Lindsey’s year round for their deliciously consistent food and quality service.

Growing up, Cheri’s daughter Debi was very involved with the arts. She performed in many plays at Tabor Academy in Marion and at The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts in Middleboro. Years after Debi graduated, Cheri continued to sponsor students at The Burt Wood School.

Two weeks ago, in the spirit of the holiday season, Cheri graciously sponsored a field trip for the Wareham Middle School Drama Club. Directors of the club (Jamie Wikston, Kim Bergamini and Andrea Bridge) were in search of a theatrical experience for the students in their upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Jamie was quoted saying, “We believe strongly that participation in the arts as well as exposure to the arts are necessary to be a well educated and cultured student and thespian.”

When asked to become a field trip sponsor, Cheri Lindsey offered to sponsor the entire trip. On Nov. 30, the drama club was bused to Middleboro to see The Burt Wood School of Performing Arts production of the musical Elf Jr. at The Alley Theatre. Cheri purchased every ticket to Elf Jr., making this holiday season a bit more merry and bright.

Lorna Brunelle

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