EVERYONE is invited to celebrate the historic lighting of the Walter Baker Factory Sign in Lower Mills Dorchester on Friday, June 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Walter Baker Artists’ Lofts, 1231 Adams Street, Lower Mills, Dorchester. After 55 years of darkness, we are announcing that the historic Walter Baker sign atop the Walter Baker Chocolate Factory Administration building in Dorchester Lower Mills will now be lit each evening. Once again, it will serve as a visual reference point for the neighborhood, and a reminder of the industrial past of Lower Mills and its thriving present, thanks to a Community Preservation Grant from the City of Boston the tireless work of a community-based partnership, the generous support of donors, local businesses, and neighbors. The Lighting CelebrationThe lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, June 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It will be a celebration of the vitality of the Lower Mills community, with food from local restaurants, locally made crafts, and Baker chocolate factory memorabilia. A formal thank you to sponsors and all those who made this possible with a special memoriam for Terry Dolan, without whom this would not have happened, will begin at 8pm. Right at sunset at 8:21 PM the lights will be turned on. There will be access to the lobby of the Artist’s Loft Building and a Tour starting at 7pm.
For more information about this event and for the media information and participation please contact:
Mike Skillin-Lower Mills Civic Association