October 11, 2011: A Very Special Thank You from the Director!

Thank you so much for your participation in the 10th Anniversary of Opening Our Doors yesterday! The Day was a big success--we are still collecting participant numbers but it may have been our biggest year ever. The Day opened with the Boston Children's Chorus on the Plaza, followed Bob Gittens who introduced Mayor Menino, then State Rep Byron Rushing, and Vice Chair of the MCC Barbara Wallace Grossman. Two Berklee College students--Eytan Nicholson and Vincent Sneed who created The Boston Song performed it for us on the stage. The Kick-Off activities concluded with the Happy Birthday Song led by Vincent Sneed, and then a huge children's parade (led by the Hot Tamales Brass Band) around the Reflecting Pool. Children picked up their free cupcake from the cupcake cake donated by Sara Ross of Kickass Cupcakes Food Truck, and made their way to all other activities. Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director