By Josh Resnek
Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky’s campaign kick-off party in his back yard on Lewis Street attracted a huge crowd of friends and supporters Saturday night.
More than 200 people attended the invitation only affair, the kind of time Matewsky has made famous over his many decades in politics in this city.
Voters, neighbors, politicians and friends joined Matewsky at the annual barbecue and buffet.
“I want to thank you all for coming,” Matewsky told the crowd. “Do not forget to get out and vote on Tuesday,” he added. “Tell your friends to get out and vote – and thank you all for your longtime support,” he said.
Noted in attendance were the Everett City Clerk, several councilors and council candidates as well as noted local businessman Sal Sacro and his wife Tricia.
Former councilor Nick Saia was also in attendance.
DJ Mary North of Dark Side provided music.
Chef Jerry Green provided everything from steak tips to burgers to sausage.
Al from the Elm Street Bakery baked a brilliant red and white and blue cake.
Matewsky started the weekend posting about 130 signs across the city in preparation for Tuesday’s balloting.
It was also Matewsky’s mother’s birthday.
Marian celebrated her 89th birthday at the barbecue.