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Open House recap + raffle prize winners!

Submitted by on February 1, 2013 – 3:39 pmNo Comment
Open House recap + raffle prize winners!

Open House 2013 was possibly our best Open House yet! We had a record number of guests–266 to be exact. These visitors toured the MAPC office in Downtown Boston, met with our staff, and had the chance to hear about all of the exciting projects we’re working on. This Open House focused on our 50th anniversary as a theme, which was woven through the displays, including an 8′ timeline of MAPC’s history, displayed on our hallway wall. (View an interactive version of this timeline here)

Our guests also had the opportunity to earn raffle tickets at different stations throughout the night, and entered those tickets in a free raffle with some great prizes, many of which were generously donated by local vendors.

The winners of that raffle are….

Framed Hubway Visualization – Kenya Thompson

“Celebrating Our Region” gift basket, including products from Teddy peanut butter, Sprindrift soda, Cuppow, and the MBTA – Lisa Capone, Cara Ferrenton

Equal or Better Documentary + MBTA Clutch – Nate Peyton

Equal Exchange Gift Basket – Marie (no last name)

Hubway Annual Membership – David Crossman, Emma Wicker

Hubway T-Shirt and 3 Day Passes – Armin Akhavan, Talbot

Rethinking a Lot (signed by author Eran Ben-Joseph) – Cecilia (no last name)

MBTA Gift Pack 1 (2 Clutches, Green and Red Line toy trains, MBTA Mug) – Ben Irwin

MBTA Gift Pack 2 (clutch + Red Line toy train) – James Norton

MBTA Commuter Rail Time Scale Map – Noah Koretz

MBTA Subway Time Scale Map – Robin Bergstrom

MAPC Region Population Graphic – Mike McInnis

MAPC 50th Anniversary Jigsaw Puzzle – Ian Jakus, Jieping Li

Winners will be notified by phone or email with details on picking up your prizes. Congratulations!

Special thank you to Spindrift Soda, Equal Exchange, Cuppow, Wardmaps LLC / MBTAgifts, Roslindale Main Streets, Kristopher Carter (of Equal or Better documentary), Hubway, Eran Ben-Joseph (of Rethinking a Lot book), MAPC’s Peter Dunn (

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