Last Saturday, November 10th brought crowds to the Eustis Street Fire House, for the first annual Eustis Street Harvest Fest, an event presented by the Common Thread Coalition, and hosted by Historic Boston Inc. Common Thread is a coalition made up of Dudley Square based organizations, which is devoted to bringing people back into Dudley by coordinating cultural activities. All of their events have been exceptionally successful, and this was no different. A beautiful fall day set the scene for crafts, snacks and games on Eustis Street and in the Eliot Burying Grounds. In the burying grounds, a historical scavenger hunt took place, and historians young and old learned about Roxbury's former residents. Those with the keenest eyes were rewarded with some great prizes, courtesy of Haley House Bakery and Cafe, The Boston Police Department, B2 and Discover Roxbury. Out in front of the Fire House, on Eustis Street, children and adults gathered to take part in pumpkin painting, lantern making, and dancing, as well as eating some delicious caramel apples, hot cider, and fresh popcorn. All in all, the day was a great success, and we look forward to celebrating fall on Eustis Street for years to come. However, we would not have been able to do it had it not been for all the work put in by all the Common Thread members. Also, we would like to give special thanks to the Design Studio for Social Intervention for letting us use their Public Kitchen, and Gallery Basquiat for supplying the art supplies, as well as to our wonderful group of volunteers from Boston University.
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