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Boston Community Collaborative’s 5th Annual FUNraiser – a Great Time!

Guests had a great time at Boston Community Collaborative’s fifth Annual Halloween Costume party FUNraiser.  This year’s party was October 27th at Filippo’s and was sponsored by BCC.  Many guests contributed generously to help cover costs.  Everyone in attendance was treated to a lovely dinner, great company and a GREAT live band, Hula-la featuring Tom Poitras of The Toe Jam Puppet Band.

Costume judging was performed by an anonymous guest amongst us and trophies were awarded as follows:

Best North End Theme:  Sylvia DiNunzio – Italian gypsy lady

Prettiest:  Lauren Nelson as a Suffragette

Funniest:  John LoRusso as an Error Message

Best Couple:  Bonnie and Ed Denison as Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Scariest:  Barbara Mikolajczak (spelled just like it sounds) as Derek Jeter

Halloweeniest:  Gina Prantil as Halloween

Congratulations to all the winners of the costume categories.  Next year’s date:  10/26/18.  We are all ready looking forward to it!

BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness, Engineering for Kids, and Chess during the St John School afterschool program, courses in Drama in the North End, and at the Josiah Quincy afterschool program. BCC holds a Movers and Shakers class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center. BCC hosts a number of community events: Movie Nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween Party for adults, an annual Springtime Egg Hunt in Christopher Columbus Park and a variety of other things. For more information, contact

• Upcoming Events:
October 31, Annual post trick or treat event for kids, 8 pm ish at Filippo’s.  Meant to provide a fun, safe, warm spot for kids who have aged out of other neighborhood events.  Free – contributions accepted.

October 28-Nov 1, Boston Community Collaborative’s participation in the Twin Cities Horror Festival with original play “Sadie Mae, 1969” written and directed by Ingrid Oslund.

December 10, 2 pm End of Fall session production of “The Snow Queen and the 12 Months”.  This performance brings together all of our drama and dance students (4 classes of SJS students, 1 class of neighborhood students) to showcase and celebrate their talents and awesomeness.

October 26, 2018 6th Annual Halloween FUNraiser for adults.