More than $500K raised to support Friendship Home in Norwell

RANDOLPH — More than 500 guests attended the Friendship Home’s 13th annual Circle of Friends Gala that was held at Lombardo’s in Randolph to support the Home’s work with those with developmental disabilities and their families.

The event raised more than $500,000 and included an auction run by Jim Fagan that included tickets to the US Open and the Paul McCartney concert at Fenway Park. Hingham residents PJ and Lizzy Antonik, who own Oak Development and Design and starts of the NBC home-improvement reality TV series called “Heart of Oak,” served as the gala’s co-chairs. The Antoniks, who filmed the gala, renovated a reception area at the Friendship Home and have continued to support the non-profit.

Sponsors include Cheever Tavern, A.W. Perry, Donald and Elizabeth Spradlin, Andrea Kinnealey, Electroswitch, Icon Architecture, the Hawk Family, Dave and Nancy Friedman, Granite City Electric Supply Co., Tom and Shellee Golden, Oak Development and Design, South Shore Bank, Peter and Katherine Tedeschi, Granite, Knights of Columbus, Elkus Manfredi Architects, Bob and Donna Pineau, Tim and Muriel Corbett, Castle Self Storage, Michael and Karen Barry, the Gough Family, Ellis Realty Advisors, Sheahan Family Foundation, BSC Industries, Global Vision Advisors, and Moran Environmental Recovery.

All photos by Bill Brett

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