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“Picture This” Gala Celebrates Old North Church [Photos]

Old North Church held its 2014 Gala with a “Picture This” theme to celebrate the historic church and its place in the North End community. Over a hundred Old North members and friends came out on February 27, 2014 to the cocktail reception at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, complete with a large silent auction and raffles. A big picture slideshow was also featured throughout the affair.

Old North Church Vicar, Stephen T. Ayres  announced that this year’s gala proceeds will support outreach programs including a new summer internship program for Boston high school students. The organizing committee thanked the many local businesses that contributed to the event.

 Fun with the Old North artifacts
Fun with the Old North artifacts
 Robert and Catherine Matthews join with Lisa and Rev. Steve Ayers at the Old North Gala
Robert and Catherine Matthews join with Lisa and Rev. Steve Ayers at the Old North Gala
 Dozens of silent auction items garnered much activity to raise funds
Dozens of silent auction items garnered much activity to raise funds
 Nyasha Toyloy and Erica Voigt checked gala guests in
Nyasha Toyloy and Erica Voigt checked in gala guests
 Artwork was also displayed as guest socialized at the gala
Artwork was also displayed as guests socialized at the gala
 Merita Hopkins and Jim Ring at the Old North Gala
Merita Hopkins and Jim Ring at the Old North Gala
 Jennifer (left) and Todd Gruber at the Old North gala with Michele Brogan
Jennifer (left) and Todd Gruber at the Old North gala with Michele Brogan
 Asst. Vicar at Old North Church, Ellie Terry, peruses the auction items with a patriot cap
Asst. Vicar at Old North Church, Ellie Terry, peruses the auction items with a patriot cap
Bill Robbins (left) with Rev. Tim Crellin and Paula Luccio
 Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, vicar of Old North Church and Rev. Timothy E. Crellin, vicar of St. Stephen
Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, vicar of Old North Church and Rev. Timothy E. Crellin, vicar of St. Stephen’s Church
 Leah Raymond and Michele Brogan helped organize the affair
Leah Raymond and Michele Brogan helped organize the affair
 Freedom Trail Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Taylor with Rev. Steve and Lisa Ayres
Freedom Trail Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Taylor with Rev. Steve and Lisa Ayres
 Meredith Stewart (right) and Old North friend at the gala
Meredith Stewart (right) and Old North friend at the gala
 "Picture This" slideshow created by Leah Raymond for the event on the big screen
“Picture This” slideshow created by Leah Raymond for the event on the big screen
 In charge of the raffle, Tk Vu, Meredith Stewart and Matthew Nevill
In charge of the raffle, Tk Vu, Meredith Stewart and Matthew Nevill
 A large feature display
A large feature display
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