Mildred Avenue Seniors celebrate Mother’s Day

Looking their best for the luncheon were Linda and Patricia Phoenix with Rev. Ruthenia Tukes (standing).

Hazel Bynoe was very happy to attend the luncheon on Thursday.

The Mildred Avenue Seniors went all out for mothers on Thurs., May 9, ahead of Mother’s Day with a celebration of the many mothers at the center and their talents. More than 100 showed up for the special day and the luncheon, which also served as a showcase for the one-year-old drop-in program at the community center.

“I enjoy the painting and I like it here because there are no requirements to be here,” said Barbara Howard, who had a painting on display. “You can just drop in for a few hours if you have something to do, or if you’re busy, or you can be here the whole day. There’s no pressure.”

Mothers at the center enjoyed a gallery show with a display of paintings they have done, pieces from a stained glass workshop, and jewelry-making pieces from a class taught by one of the seniors. Meanwhile, musical trivia and karaoke kept everyone entertained and moving, and fresh fruit was provided by Café Juice Up on Blue Hill Avenue. And a balloon photo booth got everyone posing for snapshots.

The Mildred Avenue Seniors have their drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Leslie Milton, Officer Lauren Woods, and Barbara Crichlow celebrate motherhood during the Mother’s Day celebration at the Mildred Avenue Senior program on Thursday.

Lovette McKoy, Daisy King, and Emmeline Dyer.

Annette Griffin was dressed to the nines to celebrate an early Mother’s Day at Mildred Ave.

Barbara Howard shows off the painting she completed during a workshop at the Mildred Avenue Senior drop in earlier this spring. Artwork by the mothers at the drop-in were highlighted at a pop-up gallery on Thursday.


Maggie Bernier and Marie Pierre posed for a photo as they celebrated Mother’s Day on Thursday.

All smiles were Elnora Landford, Cathy Cooper, and Pearlie Thompson as they celebrated an early Mother’s Day with the Mildred Ave Seniors.

Eileen Patterson, Marsha Neville, and Rebecca Wolfe.

Café Juice Up on Blue Hill Avenue owner Denise O’Marde (far right) provided a fresh fruit boat for the mothers at the Mildred Avenue drop-in on Thursday. She’s shown with helpers Ted Klee Bernadin, Alphia Poyser, and Zulimar Burgos.


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