ABCD Hosts Annual Holiday Party

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual December holiday party on Friday, December 16th.  Over 40 members of the community, nearly all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, braved the arctic temperatures to come to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to a feast of ham with all the trimmings. State Senator Joe Boncore visited with his Legislative Aide Luigi Natale to wish his constituents happy holidays.  He brought cannolis for guests to enjoy!  Representative Aaron Michlewitz and City Councilor Sal La Mattina both sent regrets that they could not attend personally due to a conflicting event, and the NE/WE NSC thanks their offices respectively for sending candy canes, brought by Legislative Aide Patrick Lyons, and vibrant poinsettia plants, brought by Legislative Aide Katherine Carangelo.

Other special guests included Advisory Board Chair Andres Molina and Advisory Board Member Victor Brogna, who delighted the NE/WE NSC with his trumpet playing.  Vice President of Eagle Bank Gisella di Paola also made the rounds to serve and visit with seniors and to wish them a “Buon Natale.”

Without the many friends of the NE/WE NSC, the holiday party would not have been possible.  The NE/WE NSC extends its deepest thanks to you, enabling the center to provide a day of cheer, socialization, and warmth for neighborhood seniors.  Happy Holidays and wishing you all health, happiness, peace, and joy in 2017!

Senator Joe Boncore addresses the crew
Full house for the holiday party
Enjoying the food!