I would like to congratulate Tom Raposa on his retirement from Bliss Dairy.
I have had the great pleasure of knowing Tom since my parents opened up their ice cream shop, Krista K's. I vividly remember Tom giving us a tour through the entire Bliss Brothers factory, which included everything from how the ice cream was made to where it was tossed on the truck for shipping. I can't help but remember this important occasion (even though it was over 18 years ago), as it seemed as though I was taking a tour of the Willy Wonka chocolate factory. The best part, however, was that Tom even bought us lunch, and any guy who buys me a clam chowder is a winner in my book.
I know I can certainly speak for myself, and I'm sure the NEICRA organization as a whole, by saying Tom, you have offered this organization irreplaceable value. You are a caring and dedicated person, and we wish you the best in the next chapter of your life.