The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library held their annual meeting on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Friends President Kathy Adams chaired the business meeting that informed meeting attendees of the Friends’ activities during the year 2011, which include the successful application to the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation for a $10,000 grant. The first of 3 grant payments has been received and several events sponsored by the grant will take place in April 2012. Following the business meeting, attending members and guests congratulated Ron Covitz of Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Bowling Lanes as the 2012 Friend of the Year Award
recipient. As in previous years, Rep. Angelo Scaccia and Boston Councillor Rob Consalvo attended the annual meeting and also presented citations to Ron. At the end of the organization’s business meeting and the Friend award ceremony d’Allegro Duo, comprising Laura Delgado Clemons and Bob Shea, performed classic and contemporary vocal selections til nearly the branch library’s closing–great job, Laura and Bob! Attendees enjoyed light refreshments provided by the Friends.