CEMA holiday party

From left: Marine Staff Sargent Luis Columba of the U.S. Marines with Bob Barrieau; CEMA guests at dinner, Devino band on the right; Kim Green of Operation Fuel with donation from Ed Ryan of Good Works Insurance, and CEMA Chair Peter Russell, of Santa Energy.

Over 100 guests attended CEMA's annual Holiday Party (115 pre-registered, but as always there were some no-shows and some walk-ins). The event this year was held at the swanky Delamar Hotel in West Hartford. Many out-of-town guests who stayed at the hotel overnight were very impressed by the accommodations. Mike Devino, Mercury Fuel, who usually supplies a jazz trio for entertainment, this year actually was at the keyboard himself as he played a medley of popular songs and holiday tunes during the evening, along with a guitarist and drummer. Attendees were also very generous again this year as they contributed a huge pile of toys for the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots drive. Thanks to all our sponsors of the event! Dinner sponsors: Buckeye Energy Services, Inland Fuel Terminals, Sack Energy, Savage Associates, Wehof Forms. Reception sponsors: Angus Energy, Federated Insurance, Fuel Management Services, Global Companies LLC, Gulf Oil LP. Entertainment sponsors: Automated Wireless Environments, Buckeye Energy Services, Cetane Associates. Toys for Tots sponsors: Advanced Fuel Solutions, AVATAS Payment Solutions