Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council wins the 2018 EmpowerLA Award for East LA

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To BHNC: Thank You for Supporting Boyle Heights Historical Society!

Dear Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council,

Words cannot express our heartfelt appreciation for your support for our recent event at the Lou Costello Jr. Recreation Center (which was an enormously successful event) and also for our upcoming History Day scheduled to be held in November.

Your support helps us share the history of Boyle Heights and highlight the people of Boyle Heights both past and present.

I want to share a few highlights of our recent event at the Recreation Center held on June 29, 2013:

The Lou Costello Jr. Recreation Center event brought together the daughters of Lou Costello to revisit the center, along with their friends and visitors from New Jersey (home state of Lou Costello).  The Center received several donations as well.  Additionally, the daughters of Lou Costello donated rare photographs to be displayed at the Center along with a full set of videos (or CDs) of his movies to be viewed by current youth who use the facility.

We heard amazing stories of past residents who grew up in Estrada Courts and who are now nurses or other professionals.  The past residents also shared their gratitude for the Recreation Center with the daughters of Lou Costello.

These are just some of the highlights. We were also asked to host the Conference of Historical Societies next year at the Center by some of the historians who were present.

As you also know, we are working on our upcoming History Day and I would love your input and participation as we design and plan our program.

With best wishes and appreciation for all you do,

Diana Ybarra, Founding President
Boyle Heights Historical Society