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Boston Scenes – 8/7/2014 – Governor Deval Patrick celebrates his 58th birthday on Peddocks Island

482 kids from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay join government officials and VIP’s to help Governor Patrick celebrate improvements on Peddocks Island on his 58th birthday.
Save the Harbor’s youth program staffers present Governor Patrick with an original flounder print created with the help of their Artist in Residence Sam Schreiber.
Save the Harbor youth program staffer Chavelyn Santana takes a “selfie” with the Governor after the ribbon cutting ceremony on Peddocks Island.
On July 31, 482 young people from 10 area youth and community groups helped Governor Deval Patrick celebrate his 58th birthday on Peddocks Island as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program. Governor Patrick was on the island to cut the ribbon on the restored chapel, where he had so much fun that he said “It feels like I am playing hooky today.” The Governor expressed his desire to make the recreational and educational opportunities offered by the Boston Harbor Islands more accessible to the region’s youth, teens and families, observing that “It takes partnerships like the one we have with Save the Harbor to make treasures like this island come to life.” The groups who took part included: BCYF Tobin Community Center, Roxbury • Everett Boys and Girls Club • Greater Generations Greater Kids, Brockton • Idiil Learning Centers, Boston and Quincy • Jackson Mann Center for Youth and Families, Allston • Mission Safe, Roxbury • South Boston TEAM • South Boston Boys and Girls Club • Super Teens from the Boston Center for Youth and Families • Washington Heights Youth Builders, Dorchester The free trip was one of 28 excursions to Georges, Spectacle and Peddocks Island organized by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay this season.

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