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  Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The Annual Boys & Girls Club Lunch a Great Success
By Rick Winterson

     Perhaps it’s the great work the South Boston Boys & Girls Club carries out in South Boston.  It still means a lot to be known as a “Club Kid”.  It may have been the horseradish sauce that Anthony’s Pier 4 uses in preparing their corned beef and cabbage.  There’s no question that it’s an occasion to gather in the best of fellowship.

     Whatever the reason, there was a record crowd at the Annual Boys & Girls Club Luncheon last Thursday.  This was the 30th Annual Luncheon, and this year, the Boys & Girls Club is 100 years old.

     The entertainment included the Mike Reynolds Trio and the Day Job Trio, composed of City Council President Michael Flaherty, state Sen. Jack Hart, and state Rep. Brian Wallace – a real six-pack for your listening pleasure.

     Harry Duvall, the South Boston Clubhouse Director, thanked the many individuals and committees who made this year’s occasion possible.  He then presented Eamon Miller, the Keystone Club President, with the Keystone Member of the Year Award.  In Miller’s remarks, he told of how many opportunities the Keystone Club had opened up for him, and how much it meant to him to be a “Club Kid”.

     Naturally, the politicians in attendance tried out their St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast humor on the audience – a captive audience at that.  You have in store for you, during the Breakfast on next Sunday, jokes about a lost cat, Wacko’s parrot, two young nuns, and a man who married for money.  Are you patient enough to wait?

     Mayor Thomas Menino added his good wishes to the rest of the speakers’ sentiments.  The keynote remarks were delivered by Ambassador and once Mayor of Boston Raymond L. Flynn.  He first assured everybody that he had no axes to grind – he wasn’t running for any office, and he had no property to develop.  He reminisced about hjs days in Rome.  He praised the Boys & Girls Club and mentioned his feelings of warmth regarding how we are coming together on serious issues like the drug abuse problem.

     Boston’s top comedian, Steve Sweeney, closed out the program with his usual pungent remarks.  His range of accents has expanded into a local version of the United Nations.      

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Kellie and new Mayor Brian Mahoney at the Boys & Girls

Club lunch.

Comedian Steve Sweeney, who entertained at the Boys & Girls Club lunch, takes his potshots at the world.

South Boston activists in

support of the Boys & Girls

Club - Mike Bare, Helen Allix,

Capt. Paul Russell, and Debra Flaherty.

Mayor Menino awaiting his

corned beef and cabbage at

the "Club" luncheon.