The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently celebrated Father’s Day and the dads we know – be those parents, grandparents, brothers, uncles, sons, or friends.
The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood originated in the United States in June 2010 when Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honor fathers.
The center organized a fresh, homemade lunch of pasta and meatballs, rounded out by a salad for those watching their diets! Maria Stella Gulla, Director, gave a motivational talk to the crowd:
“Today is a day to remember our fathers, those still with us as well as no longer with us, but all who shaped us to be the persons we are today. My own dad has been gone a number of years, but lives on in my heart, as I am sure is the same for many of you.”
Volunteer Silke Evans played the piano, and a raffle of chocolates concluded the entertainment.
Would you like to join the fun? Please call the NE/WE NSC directly at 617-523-8125 to reserve your spot for future luncheons, which the NE/WE NSC will advertise in advance. New clients must sign up to obtain free membership with ABCD.