Madame Mayor decrees: Let’s keep Dot Day fun-raising alive all year

Mayor of Dorchester Katie HurleyMayor of Dorchester Katie HurleyTo the Editor:

A letter from her Highness and the Executive Office of all things Dorchester, your Madame Mayor Katie Hurley.

I would first like to thank everyone that participated in my fundraising events for the Dorchester Day Parade over the last few months. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.

Secondly, thank you to all who ventured out on a dreary day to celebrate our beloved Dorchester Day Parade. I was so happy to see that the crowds have increased!

Historically, fundraising efforts by the Mayor of Dorchester candidates end a few weeks before the parade. As your Mayor of Dorchester, I would like to change things up a bit.

This is my first Executive Order. I, Katie Hurley, do declare that fundraising continues throughout the year. So let it be known from Lower Mills to Savin Hill that this executive order by me is officially passed this 21st day of June in the year of our Lord 2012.

It takes a lot of time, effort and money to put the parade on the street, so I am kindly asking for your help. I have a plethora of ideas for fundraisers but would love to hear from you. I was thinking we should crown a Mr. Dorchester; hold a Dotpot street hockey tournament, a float making contest and possibly a Dot Trot walk.

What would you like to see at next year’s parade? What fundraisers would you like to participate in? Please keep your suggestions on a PG level and email your ideas to

Many of you may have noticed pink flamingos gracing your lawn, your neighbors’ lawns or local businesses around Dorchester. My pink friends will continue to flock to different houses over the next year, so consider yourself warned and please refrain from calling the police on them or throwing them out. Yes, that has happened.

I would also like to formally announce that I will be running for re-election. I welcome any opponent, as long as we keep it clean and keep the community engaged. Now, let us put our ideas into action and make next year’s parade one for the books! Let the “fun” raising begin. Happy Summer and stay tuned.

Katie Hurley
Mayor of Dorchester 2012