Thursday, December 17, 2009

SOBACC … South Boston Arts & Cultural Center … News Break … Dec. 17, 2009

Tuesday evening at the Harpoon Brewery’s VIP Tasting Room, SOBACC held a Holiday friend- raiser. There was a great turnout.
Admission garnered over $500 in contributions and 30 letters of support from the guests. The event was in keeping with our attempt to keep the South Boston community involved and aware of the workings of the task force.
Local musicians - Dave Connolly and Bob Metaluna entertained and food was donated by Arpeggio’s Café on West Broadway.
And because of the successful turnout the people from Harpoon have given SOBACC use of their facilities next Tuesday, December 22, for a ‘SOBACC Christmas Party’. Same time 5:30 to 7:30. The public is invited.
Music by Dave and Bob will be back. Also Keith at Arpeggio’s Café will again donate the food. Same admission situation. $15 … but just $10 with a signed letter of support. Bring a letter from a friend if you brought one at this week’s event.
MORE GOOD NEWS: During Tuesday’s event Terry Hillery of The Hillery Holding Company, West Broadway, revealed that a civil engineering firm has offered to work pro bono for the Arts Center project. More details will be given as they emerge.
The SOBACC concept - that an arts and cultural center be constructed in the abandoned South Boston District 6 Police Station on D Street – has the backing of the South Boston community and has received unsolicited pro bono offers from the architectural firms, Perkins & Will and MapLab and the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody.
Along with the community support, the architects’ and the law firm’s involvement, the encouraging news of the pro bono Civil Engineering firm’s offer has giving true validation to our project.and elevated our resolve to make the South Boston Arts & Cultural Center a reality.

Dan McCole,
Chairman, SOBACC

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