BHS held the first annual Gingerbread House Competition this year.
Friday, December 28, 2012
On Monday, Dec. 17, the National Art Honor Society Gingerbread Elves, under the guidance of Mrs. Hurley, ran the first annual Gingerbread House Competition where teams of five competed for first place in various categories and raised $200 for the Dianne DeVanna Center.
Bay State Community Services is a not-for-profit human service agency dedicated to improving the social functioning of adults, adolescents, and children within a framework that recognizes the primary importance of family and community.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
For years, the Dianne DeVanna Center has been a staple of the Braintree and South Shore community. The organization was founded as a living memorial to an 11 year-old-resident of Braintree who was horribly abused and brutally murdered by her stepmother and her father in 1978. Dianne DeVanna was buried in a simple unmarked grave. The citizens of Braintree and the larger South Shore community responded by establishing a memorial committee to raise money to purchase a headstone to give her the dignity in death that she did not receive in life. When a headstone was donated outright, the committee decided to use the money that had been contributed to create a lasting memorial to Dianne and The Dianne DeVanna Center was born. Their mission - to …