Mayor Murphy’s Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception 164Mayor Patrick Murphy held his first Holiday Reception Thursday night. The party, open to all, was a blast.

Holiday Reception 065The food, including cold roasted shrimp, hummus and olives, tomatoes and blue cheese dip, brie with apricot preserves and candied pecans and a variety of roasted vegetables, was catered by the United Teen Equality Center’s Fresh Roots Program.

Entertainment was provided by the Lowell High School Holiday Horns and Henri the Magnificent (who by day doubles as City Manager Bernie Lynch’s assistant).

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We even scored a visit from Santa!

Holiday Reception 159Holiday Reception 167Holiday Reception 169Holiday Reception 175Holiday Reception 176Holiday Reception 178Holiday Reception 184City Health Inspector and Acre neighborhood leader Dave Ouellette made an amazing gingerbread replica of the Whiting Street Community Garden . . . oh, and he also brought 413 pounds of non-perishable food to the Mayor’s office Thursday morning as part of the Mayor’s food drive.

Holiday Reception 081Holiday Reception 084 - CopyThank you to all who came to the party. For those who were unable to make it this year, we look forward to seeing you next year!

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Merry Christmas!

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