The Fitch Home | 100 Years Anniversary Gala
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5 – 9:00 pm

We cordially invite you to our Sip & Celebrate Gala to commemorate 100 years of The Fitch Home. A fun-filled evening of celebrations featuring live big band music by Dan Gabel and The Abletones, dancing, and delicious buffet style dinner!

There are two ways to buy Tickets and/or Donate:

1. Buy Tickets Online via Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Sip & Celebrate | The Fitch Home 100 Years

2. Purchase by Mail:

Please download and fill out this form, enclose in envelope along with check payable to: The Fitch Home, Inc., and mail to: The Fitch Home, 75 Lake Ave, Melrose 02176


5 – 6:00 pm: Social Hour

6 – 7:30 pm: Buffet Dinner

7:00 pm: Presentation

7:30 pm: Music & Dancing

Frequently Asked Questions >

The Fitch Home is a unique senior living community — a bed and breakfast style non-profit senior residence on the shores of Ell Pond, committed to excellent service and care. It is a depiction of the Victorian charm that so typically characterizes Melrose and that is a source of pride and respect in the community. Yet with that Victorian charm comes challenges of the 21st century. In order to comply with strict state regulatory requirements The Fitch Home must replace its elevator which will cost nearly a half million dollars. With your assistance we can defray the costs which will directly help our senior residents and allow us to continue our mission.

We hope you will join us at this historical celebration and help kick-off our fundraising campaign by becoming one of our attendees and/or sponsors.

The Fitch Home, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions please call Maria Haggerty or Joyce Lamb weekdays between 9am and 4pm at 781.665.0521 or email maria@fitchhome.org

Hope to see you at the celebration!


Are infants or young children allowed at this event?
This is an 18+ event so it would not be appropriate to bring young children.

Is there parking nearby for the event?
Yes. Parking is behind Memorial Hall at 590 Main Street, but the lot does fill up quickly. On-street parking is available along Main Street and on neighboring streets, as well as large public lots behind downtown Melrose businesses on both sides on Main Street. ATM’s are also available along Main Street in the downtown area.

Is Memorial Hall Handicapped Accessible?
Yes, Handicap access is on the side of the building that faces the firestation and we will be happy to assist anyone that would like help entering the event.

What is the process to enter the event?
Guests should enter at the side entrance of Memorial Hall. (This is also Handicapped Accessible) The Fitch Home staff will be responsible for line management and getting guests into the event in the most efficient manner. Please have your photo id and ticket ready to help expedite this process. If anyone in line can not stand for an extended period of time, please let our event staff know so that we can accommodate any unique needs.

What can I bring into the event?
Cash only is accepted for raffle baskets and cash bar will be available for those that are 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages throughout the evening.

Will cash bar accept credit cards?
Yes, the bartenders will use Square for credit card payments.

What is the ticket price? Are there any additional fees?
Tickets purchased online are $40, plus $4.28 Eventbrite service processing fees.

Is it possible to purchase tickets and/or make a donation by check/mail?
Yes, please download and fill out this form, make checks payable to The Fitch Home, Inc., and mail to: The Fitch Home, 75 Lake Ave, Melrose MA 02176

What’s the refund policy?
This is a fundraising event, therefore no refunds will be available.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your hard copy ticket or have it available on your mobile phone upon entry. If you have purchased by mail, tickets will be available at the door upon check in.

What is the dress code?
Dressy casual — no jeans or t-shirts.

What are the seating arrangements for dinner?
It is open seating for buffet style dinner.