The annual North End 2011 Christmas Fund Luncheon brought out hundreds of neighborhood friends to Filippo’s Restaurant on December 15, 2011. The event raised over $7,000 for North End seniors, families and children. The fund sent out 232 checks this year to those in need.

The committee honored two individuals for their contributions to the Christmas Fund and North End community over the years. North Ender and Lucia’s Ristorante owner, Donato Frattaroli, received the Uncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian Award. Robert E. Travaglini, former State Senate President, was given the first Ernest Natale Award. Natale died serving our country when he was 27 years old.

The Christmas Fund Committee is led by Robert “Ted” Tomasone with James Luisi of North End Waterfront Health. The committee includes members from local non-profit agencies: North End Athletic Association, North End Against Drugs, Nazzaro Community Center, North End Waterfront Health, North End Seniors, ABCD Head Start Program, North End / West End ABCD Service Center.

Photos by Michele Morgan and Matt Conti.

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