Past News & Events

Thank You!


A huge Muchas Gracias…

… to everyone who attended and supported our Cinco de Mayo Celebration! The event was a resounding success in raising much needed funds for FCR's programs and our new play area at the Brockton Visitation Center thanks to your generosity! A fun night was had by all!

Cinco de Mayo Honorees


Dr. Claire Appling - Dr. Appling has worked tirelessly for over 60 years to promote health and wellness, and education within the Brockton community. She is a valuable role model for young women and a dynamic champion for young people in the city of Brockton. A proud graduate of Bridgewater State University & Boston College, Dr. Appling is a past recipient of the James Edgar Community Service Award and the Dr. Adrian Rondileau Award.


Erin Spaulding - As Senior Vice President of Youth Development and Family Strengthening, Erin has more than 20 years of experience in social services, mentoring, and youth and community development. Since 2000 she has overseen the Old Colony YMCA's commitment to all Youth Development Family Services, Mentoring and Academic Achievement Gap initiatives. She serves as a member, volunteer, or guest speaker for a number of community partners, including: South Shore Regional Housing Network, Horizons for Homeless Children and School on Wheels.


Wayne McAllister Community ServiceAward
Mark E. Linde, General Manager for Brockton Community Access (BCA) and Adjunct Faculty at Massasoit Community College. For over 30 years, Mark has dedicated himself to his community through his work at BCA and as a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC), Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), as a Trustee and past Chairman of the Brockton Library, the Rotary Club, the United Way, the Old Colony YMCA and others.

Our Generous Sponsors

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Feliz 50 Aniversario!!! Presenting Sponsor

Dazzling Diamonds Dinner Sponsor


Mariachi Gold Sponsors


Saucy Sombrero Silver Sponsors


Susan Kantor

James E. "Jake" Hoffman Memorial Fund

Merry Margarita Bronze Sponsors

Patricia Kelleher

Glitz & Glamour Turquoise Sponsors

Brockton Cultural Arts, Inc. City Events

Amigos de la Fiesta Sponsors

Linda Kenney Logan

Attorney Georgia Petropoulos

Bryn and Mark Jones

Keith and Lisa Lowey

Senator Michael D. Brady

Lieutenant Donald Mills

Auction & Event Donors

Andrew & Becky Clements
Belmont West Apts.
Beth Scherer
Bob Martin
Carol Skill

Carousel Family Fun Center
Casa Vallarta
Cheryl Discoli
Coastal Vineyards
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Dave & Busters
Diane Andreotes
David Zaff & Family

El Mariachi
Elaine & Henry Peneno
Elements Spa
Elite Health and Fitness
F1 Boston
Firehouse Theater in Newport
Four Points by Sheraton
Good Days Restaurant
Hilliard's House of Candy
Holiday Inn Express Brockton
Holmes-McDuffy Florist
Home 2 Suites by Hilton
Heritage Museum & Gardens
Hyannis Courtyard Marriot
Janet Trask
Jim Gross

JJ's Restaurant
JM Pet Resort
Joanne Hoops
Karma Salon
Laurie Moran
Linda Kenney Logan
Lois Madoff

LVI Lasik Vision Institute
Madoff & Khoury LLC
Makeovers Salon and Spa
McGuiggan's Pub
MedWell Health, LLC.
Michelle Lombardi
The Nantucket Hotel + Resort
Norwood Landscaping
Patricia Kelleher
Picaboo - photo books, cards
Premium Printer Supplies
Richard Parker
Roblin Insurance
Secret Garden Tour Newport
State Representative Claire Cronin
Stephen Donahue

Sweeney's Liquors
Texas Roadhouse
The Boston Red Sox
The Farmers Daughter
The Pawtucket Red Sox
Winnetu Oceanside Resort
Verdolino & Lowey, C.P.
Vivian Pratt
Zulu Nyala Group