Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Fundraiser: A Sure Bet!
Upcoming Fundraiser to Support Christopher Columbus Park
WHAT: Christopher Columbus Park “Casino Night” Fundraiser
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
WHERE: Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Harbor View Ballroom
WHY: Christopher Columbus Park’s Rose Garden, Holiday Trellis lighting, landscape maintenance and community activities are made possible through the generous support of the community and local businesses. Casino Night is a chance to celebrate this support and raise funds for future park projects.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.foccp.org
On Friday, November 16, 2012, neighbors and business owners who enjoy the beauty and activity of Christopher Columbus Park will come together at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel’s newly renovated Harbor View Ballroom to support the year-round activities of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) at Casino Night, the organization’s annual fundraiser.
“We are all excited and looking forward to our first Casino Night,” says FOCCP member
Since its founding in 2001, FOCCP has grown in numbers and commitment to the neighborhood. 2012 family-friendly events included the Tot Lot cleanups, 4th of July Celebration, an Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park, Sunday Night Movies in the Park and Columbus Day Celebration.
The major corporate sponsors of FOCCP are Al Dente and Benevento’s Restaurants, Boston PushCart, CL Waterfront Properties, LLC, Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and Tia’s Restaurant. “The organization’s major financial investment is in the lighting of the trellis,” says President Joanne Hayes-Rines. “All of the funds we have raised are supplemented by thousands of volunteer hours of work. For example, the Rose Garden is totally maintained by the FOCCP Horticulture Committee.
On Monday, November 19, Mayor Thomas M. Menino will light the trellis for the holiday season.
More information about FOCCP membership and events in the Park can be found at http://www.foccp.org, on our Facebook page and on our bulletin board in the Park.