David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

19 December 2006

Line 'em up on NYSD...

On Friday the 12th of December, the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club hosted its 40th annual Christmas Tree Ball at the Pierre. This was a milestone celebration to ring in the holiday season.

They had silent and live auctions, a special performance by clubhouse members as well as dinner and dancing.

Since 1884, the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has been providing after school and summer programs for thousands of children in New York City's most disadvantaged communities.

By providing proven education, recreation and guidance programs in a safe and nurturing environment that many children consider a second home, we help our young participants lead happy, healthy and productive lives.

A founding member of the Boys & Girls Club of America, Madison currently serves over 8,000 youth ages six to eighteen at seven clubhouses in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens and at Camp Madison in Kingston, New York.

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Michael Witmer and Alison Minton