'Who would come' to Dinner with Dawson? Silly question. A testimonial for Jack Dawson, 78, would attract many of the people whose lives he touched.
Posted: September 21st, 2012 by Tom Nolette
By Tom Chard
PORTLAND - Jack Dawson of Portland has been the master of ceremonies at countless testimonial dinners over the years.
He's handled those duties for years at the annual Maine Baseball Hall of Fame banquet and is probably best known as the face of the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy banquet where he serves the dual roles of dinner chairman and master of ceremonies.
Now Dawson, the director of admissions at Cheverus High and a former head football coach at Cheverus and Westbrook, will be receiving praise instead of delivering it. Friends of Dawson will gather to honor him at a testimonial dinner Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland.