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    West End House hosts annual fund-raiser

    From left: Nick Lewis, Patricia Lewis, and George Regan attended My Blueprint for More, the annual fund-raiser for the West End House Boys & Girls Club.
    From left: ​​Nick Lewis, Patricia Lewis, ​and​ George Regan​ attended ​​My Blueprint for More, ​the annual fund-raiser for the West End House Boys & Girls Club.

    The West End House Boys & Girls Club held its annual spring fund-raiser over the weekend. The event, titled My Blueprint for More, took place in Allston and among the many in attendance were state Representative Kevin Honan, PR man George Regan, and West End House board members Patricia Lewis and Nick Lewis of Vantage Deluxe World Travel. The Lewis family has given more than $2 million to rebuild the West End House and support its educational programs. And in case you’re wondering, the West End House wasn’t always located in Allston. According to the West End House website, the roots of the organization go back to 1906, when a group of boys from the West End of Boston formed a club. The boys met in abandoned buildings and alleyways and Boston Common to study and exercise, and eventually they caught the attention of philanthropist James J. Storrow (for whom Storrow Drive is named), who funded their first clubhouse, which became known as the West End House Boys Club. After much of the West End was obliterated during urban renewal, the club began serving children in Allston and Brighton. It’s been in its present location since 1971.