Husbands and children were spotted all over town looking for the perfect gift for mom before the big day Sunday. Florists at Raspberry Bouquet Floral Design and Bunker Hill Florist created the exquisite bouquets they’re known for, and shops dotted along Main Street have were ringing with pink purchases. Such warm and fuzzy feelings can only be induced by Mother’s Day, which is arguably every Charlestown mother’s favorite holiday. This weekend, the doting mothers celebrated with breakfast in bed, flowers, and a day off.
This was the premier day of the year for the Charlestown Mother’s Association. With their multitude of events hosted every year, the Charlestown Mother’s Association has done great advances for Charlestown families and this is expecially so on Mother’s Day.
After its inception in 1997, the Charlestown’s Mother Association became a powerful force of volunteerism and family programming. Thousands of parents and children participate in enjoyable events run by the group’s many members whom are all dedicated to making Charlestown a vibrant place for families to live and grow.
The Charlestown Mother’s Association works with community-based organizations including Harvest on the Vine, The Community Center, Charlestown Life Focus Center, Special Townies, The Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center, Little League, Rookie League, Youth Football and Cheerleading, The Kennedy Center, Boston Inner City Children’s Choir, Charlestown Votes, CHAD, The Boys and Girls Club, the Charlestown Working Theater and others. The hard-working mothers are always fundraising to raise awareness for local needs, and now it’s their turn to be recognized.
The Charlestown Mother’s Association Board of Directors is comprised of Co-presidents Leigh Hurd and Rebecca Love, Secretary Sarah Newlin, Treasurer Becky King, Laura Carroll, Kristen Flores, Virginia Mansfield, Jen Rossi, Jane Reitz, Lynne Soutter, Deanna Sutton, Ann Harrer and Sue Lacey. So when you’re out to brunch at Figs, or the Warren Tavern, recognize fellow Charlestown mothers for all that they do for this community, and for you.
Mother’s Day went well. The day reserved for Mom was exactly that.