A Service of Remembrance was held at the First Congregational Church in Winchester, recognizing the 1-year anniversary of Peter's passing. Family and friends read poems and shared memories and a casual buffet dinner followed.
Mike Quaranto, Jon Kalagher, and Jackie Carr ran the Boston Marathon in Peter's memory. Out of the thousands of runners, Mike and JK, who each had a picture of Pete on the back of his shirt, spotted a girl in a "4 Pete" shirt, who turned out to be Jackie. Congratulations to Mike, JK, and Jackie on completing the grueling run!
Chris organized the 1st Annual Peter French Memorial March Madness Pool, in which 172 people participated in a pool/fundraiser. Each participant paid an entry fee and the total sum of the money was divided in half. Half the money went to the top 5 finishers in the pool and the other half was donated to the Peter French Memorial Foundation. Thanks to such an amazing response and overwhelming generosity, we were able to add around $1,500 to the fund. Chris hopes to carry on the success of this year's pool and make it a yearly tradition.