In celebration of the fourth anniversary of “Mary Powell Memorial Day in Brooklyn, USA,” folksinger Danny Quinn will perform traditional Irish and contemporary music Wednesday, March 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Avenue in Marine Park.
Powell, the long-time president of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, passed away on February 12, 2010. The Brooklyn native set an example of dignity and dogged determination that was inspirational to all who knew her throughout her 91 years.
The public is invited to celebrate the legacy of this civic leader, whose lifetime of dedicating herself to her community inspired the creation of the Mary Powell Foundation, which encourages and promotes community service.
The Mary Powell Foundation will also be celebrating the roots of their organization and showing appreciation to donors and supporters, many from Brooklyn and Marine Park, whose generosity helped to fund four scholarships and awards in 2013 to deserving students at Columbia University, a Brooklyn high school and two Marine Park junior high schools.
Please RSVP by calling Richard at (856) 630-9089 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to learn more about and help the Mary Powell Foundation, visit www.marypowellfoundation.org. You can also “like” them on Facebook.