Members of the Somerville Community Corporation family, supporters and friends gathered on the sprawling front lawn of Saint Polycarp Village on Mystic Avenue, Somerville in late August for the SCC 2017 Member Picnic. The annual event is another opportunity to celebrate our members.
There were games, prizes, music and some special surprises, including the chance to take a tour of the rooftops at sunset. Two of the three Saint Polycarp Village buildings have extensive green roofs with vegetation and extensive solar panels. The first green roof in Somerville, the project brought high school students at Prospect Hill Academy together with Groundworks Somerville to help design and build it. So picnic goers got quite an exclusive treat.
Those attending the picnic also enjoyed a wonderful dinner, prepared by Estela Calzada; pop-up workshops on housing and economic opportunity issues; and one more chance to enjoy the waning days of summer in the company of good friends.