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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 . Nazzaro Youth Worker Spearheads Michelle Deveau, Nazzaro Center Youth Worker Michelle Deveau, the Nazzaro Center's Youth Worker, was the driving force in a bake sale/ fundraiser that the center's youth and a bunch of volun- Fight Against Cancer teers held as part of their Halloween party this past October 31st. As a dedicated advocate of cancer research, Michelle and her family an- nually host a huge fund- raiser at the Orient Heights Yacht Club in her native East Boston that has raised over $70,000 in the past nine years for the Jimmy Fund. So Michelle thought it would be a worthwhile project to engage the children with whom she works in some similar project and the chil- dren came up with the idea to raise money for the ben- efit of Breast Cancer re- search. Primarily through the sale of donated baked goods, but also with some small crafts and knick- knacks thrown in, the chil- dren were able to raise $555 in three short hours after school on Halloween. "It could have been a lot more had the weather cooperated," Michelle said. But an after school project that can pro- duce that sum in a few short hours is an admirable ac- complishment and I am proud of our children." True, a series of showers forced the bake sale indoors and out of sight of the usual 200 or so crowd that the outdoor party generally generates but it did not dampen anyone's spirit. Next up for the Nazzaro Center is their annual Cys- tic Fibrosis fundraiser, or- ganized by art instructor Josephine Lepore, an all day affair at the center on Saturday, December 7, which is also timed to coin- cide with a full day of in- house and CYO basketball in the gym. Nazzaro Center children presenting check for $555 to Kjirsten Seiler, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, where she heads up their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer division." Copley Square Lighting Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department and The Friends of Copley Square will celebrate the holidays with the annual Copley Square Holiday Tree Light- ing on Monday, Decem- ber 2nd, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. The free event will fea- ture appearances by Mayor Menino, South End resident and Emmy-Award-winning f Leave the to Us! With a Gift Subscription to the Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year. Owisonas Gift Sub~ription POST-GAZETTE To Jr~m /p .-, We'll send the recipient an announcement of your gift. Their subscription will begin with the current issue and continue for one year. Fill out coupon below and mail with payment to: Post-Gazette, PO Box 130135, Boston, MA 021 ] 3 I would like to send a one year Gift Subscription of the Boston Post-Gazette to the following person(s). I have enclosed $30 per subscription. Recipient Name Giver Name Address Address City City State Zip State Zip Phone Phone December 2 producer and TV host Jenny Johnson, Santa Claus, and Rudolph along with live entertaifiment including the Copley Singers, Stars over Boston winner Nola Hood, Boston Police officer Stephen McNulty, and a holiday sing- along. The Old South Church bell will toll when the tree is illuminated with lights pro- vided by Boston Properties. Light refreshments will be provided by local businesses and the Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a family re- ception immediately follow- ing for attendees. In addition to the tree lighting, a number of other festivities will take place in and around Copley Square on December 2% The Bos- ton Public Library and The Catered Affair will host a Story Hour and Candy Cane Tea at the Copley Square Library's Courtyard Restau- rant from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The tea is free but reserva- tions are required by calling {617) 859-2282. For additional information please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635- 4505. To learn more infor- mation about The Friends of Copley Square, please visit www.friendsofcopleysquare.org .... Boston Common Tree Lighting Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Honorable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia; are pleased to announce Boston's 72"d Annual Official Tree Light- ing on Boston Common on Thursday, December 5, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, lead sponsor TripAdvisor's tripadvisor.com/careers, and pre- senting sponsors Distrigas/GDF SUEZ and Stop & Shop. Ad- ditional support is provided by WCVB-TV Channel 5, Magic 106.7 FM, the Boston Herald, and the Boston Globe. The decorations throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden, including the City of Boston's official Christmas tree from Halifax, a 47-foot white spruce donated by Mary Lou Milligan of Millcove, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia, will light up in sequence shortly before 8:00 pm when Mayor Menino is joined onstage by Minister Younger, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Santa Claus. The show will close with a pyrotechnic display by MagicFire, Inc. WCVB TV's Anthony Everett and JC Monahan will host Channel 5's live broadcast beginning at 7:00 pro. featuring "American Idol" Season 11 finalist Erica Van Pelt, Blue Man Group, Nova Scotia band Squid Precision Drumming, Morn- ing Star Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Boston Ballet, Boston Celtics official junior dance team Lil Phunk, and a head- liner to be announced. The lighting of the trees on the Common is made possible through the generosity of Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch, Chris- topher and Jean Egan, the Massachusetts Convention Cen- ter Authority, Home Depot, Suffolk University, Emerson Col- lege, Mr. and Mrs. James Stone, Trinity Financial, City of Boston Credit Union, Mass Bay Credit Union, The Druker Company's Colonnade Hotel and The Heritage on The Gar- den, and contributions from other individuals and institu- tions. The annual holiday display:includes the official Christ- mas tree from Halifax and trees throughout Boston Com- men with ten addition trees around the Frog Pond skating rink sponsored by The kating Club of Boston. Refreshments and additional support will be provided by promotional spon- sors Dunkin' Donuts, DAVIDs TEA, Archway Cookies, and Boston Ballet. This is the 42"d year that Nova Scotia has given a tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts following the December 6, 1917, explosion; f a munitions ship in Hal Harbor, Within 24 hours disaster a train loaded supplies and emergency personnel was making its way from Boston o Nova Scotia. In ad lition year, donating Smaller trees to two BostTrff--6 arities, the Pine Street Inn and Rosie's Place. Immediately following the Boston Common tree lighting, Mayor Menino will join Back Bay residents at Arlington Street for the lighting of Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Taj Boston. Trees along the Mall will be illuminated through April 1st with elegant white lights made possible thanks to community support and private donations raised by the Committee to Light Commonwealth Avenue Mall. For more information go to www.cityoJboston.gov/parks, or visit us on Facebook. For Boston Common parking informa- tion go to www.massconvention.com/bcg.html. The Consulate General of Italy, The Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston & The Boston Conservatory Present THE SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT Free and open to the public.