Townie Tidbits

By Sal Giarratani

WELL IT WAS QUATRO DE MAYO TIME AGAIN

 While many out there celebrate Cinco de Mayo every May 5, I am one of those “May the Fourth be with you” celebrants since MAY 4 is my Birthday Day. I still refuse to get old or accept those senior freebies out there. Not all, Thanks to another announcement in this piece today about the upcoming Chief Marshall’s fundraiser where seniors get in free. It is nice to know I have a choice pay up or just say I am old. Not as simple as you might think.

 When my dad turned 68 years old, Ronald Reagan was President-elect. When I turned 68 years old  not long ago, Michael Reagan announced the Republican Party of his dad’s had become the Party of Donald Trump. Either way, liker my dad, the next president of the United States will once again be older than me. Which always makes me feel young.

ALMOST PARADE

TIME AGAIN

Bunker Hill Day Parade Chief Marshall Dan Noonan invites everybody to a parade fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus on May 20. Doors open at 6 pm and the fun begins at 7 pm. Entertainment by DJ Dennis Taylor and the Ivory Soul Band. Seniors free. For tickets you can call Mimi at 617.515.1789, Lisa at 617.242.3907, Kathleen at617.201.1673 or Carolyn at 781.249.1790.

OLD CHARLESTOWN SCHOOLBOYS REUNION

 The 103rd Reunion Banquet of the Old Schoolboys Association will take place at the Knights on this Sunday, May 15. Doors open at 4pm. For more information, call Moe Gillen at 617.242.3746.

SUCCESSFUL HARVEST ON VINE FUNDRAISER  HELD

Harvest on Vine just held a great fundraiser down at the Knights on Thursday, April 28. Tommy MacDonald, aka Mr. Harvest on the  Vine just wanted to thank everyone who helped at the fundraiser and supports the community’s food pantry. MacDonald writes, “Thank you for your generosity at our spring fundraiser on April 28. We raised money, had fun and got a chance to socialize with one another. Harvest on the Vine only works because of you and your continued support.”

Thank you Tommy and everyone who is involved with the efforts at the Harvest on the Vine food pantry.

THE JOB OF PARENTS KEEPS GETTING HARDER TO DO

The you hear the recent news out of Somerset, Ma? A teen trying to get high on a bag of flower seeds. You get these seeds almost anywhere. I love Morning Glories and have often bought bags of seeds and I never thought of eating them. Many of these seeds actually mimic the effects of LSD say  police.

Remember years ago the news about airplane glue. Well, this sounds even worse. The Somerset Police Department stated these plant seeds were discovered in a middle school of a local community. The town›s police have spoken with the town›s Home Depot which has removed plant seeds from its inventory.

These are scary times for all of us. This is not the world most of us grew up in, is it?

Remember, we the parents are still and always will be the best Anti-Drug out there. Help is always nearby too just for the asking.

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