Mayor’s Breakfast for Scouting Set for Oct. 17

October 1, 2013
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Mayor Judy Flanagan Kennedy, center front, is flanked by 2013 honorees Daniel Small, left, and Doreen Murray, right. Standing: David Solimine left, Ruth Crocker center and Alan Kline, right.

Mayor Judy Flanagan Kennedy, center front, is flanked by 2013 honorees Daniel Small, left, and Doreen Murray, right. Standing: David Solimine left, Ruth Crocker center and Alan Kline, right.

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy will host the 27th annual Breakfast for Scouting on Thursday, October 17th from 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn.  She has chosen prominent local citizens Lori Berry, Doreen Murray and Daniel Small to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community.  This honor is bestowed upon individuals who have been unselfish in their service to others and have demonstrated integrity and genuine concern for others in their professional and personal lives, making important contributions serving their fellow citizens, community, and nation. Local businessmen David J. Solimine and Alan D. Kline are event chairs.  Lynn English High School ROTC USMC will perform the opening flag ceremony, and Eagle Scout Joseph Field from troop 80 in Lynn will deliver remarks.

Lori Berry has held leadership positions in the public health arena for over 35 years.  She has served as the Executive Director of the Lynn Community Health Center since 1996. Under her leadership, the health center has had significant growth and added many new services, including the new building addition on Union Street, an Urgent Care Clinic, Radiology and Mammography, Dental and Eye Clinics, a comprehensive Pharmacy program, School Based Health Centers, community outreach and chronic disease case management programs, and two clinic sites in Market Square. The Lynn Community Health Center now cares for over 37,000 of Lynn’s adults and children.

Doreen Murray is founder and Artistic Programs Director of Building Bridges Through Music Inc.  Established in 2000, this innovative organization brings community together through the universal language of music with youth outreach programs that educate, engage, and empower. Programs offered include the Follow Hymn Interfaith Community Choir; Groove School for education through music; the Voices for Change vocal ensemble; World Rhythms Cultural Exchange Dance program; Peace Camp music and arts anti-violence and bullying program and Project NO Limits offering music arts for adults with developmental disabilities. A truly renaissance woman, Doreen has an extensive background in psychology, social sciences, education, arts and culture.

Daniel Small has served as Lynn Woods Ranger for 13 years.  He owned a landscaping company for many years before moving to Lynn in 1999, where he became a Volunteer Coordinator for the Southwest Corridor Park (MDC) in Boston.  Under his leadership, he has formed productive partnerships with local business and volunteer groups, such as GE and Boston Cares. He has expanded the annual Earth Day event, and grown Dungeon Rock Day, a fantasy filled family day which now draws about 2000 people to Lynn Woods each year.

To register for the event, please visit www.yccbsa.org/dcad, or call Ruth Crocker at 978 3727 0591

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