Annual event held in the Perkins Schoolyard
On Saturday, June 25, the Old Colony Tenant Association held their annual South Boston Unity Day in the Perkins Schoolyard, which is located within the Old Colony Development. The weather was welcoming as youngsters and adults alike enjoyed the day’s festivities. The younger kids enjoyed the bouncy house and the older youngsters played various games including basketball.
“The Old Colony Tenant Task Force and O’Shea House volunteers celebrated their annual Unity Day for the South Boston neighborhood this past Saturday,” wrote Kristin Taylor, the Director of the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center. “This team worked tirelessly to secure donations to purchase food and beverages, raffle prizes, and goodies for the community, arranged activities and a ‘Field Day’ for youth and families, invited local organizations to provide resources, and of course, held the famous cooking competition won by Lutrice Dixon with her cranberry chicken recipe.
“Old Colony Task Force President, Phyllis Corbitt, enthusiastically prepared for this event,” Taylor further wrote. “This was coordinated along with her team which currently includes Vice President, Eddie Blackwell, Secretary Samantha Juliano and active members Lumina Mathurin and Delores Pugh. The late treasurer of the Old Colony Task Force, Janice McNeil, who sadly lost her long-standing battle against cancer a few weeks ago, was also honored during this event. Members of the community are lucky to have such a dedicated team of neighbors who look forward to holding this special event each summer.”