Submitted by the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Wakefield resident Tony T.D. Moy, 88, won the 16th annual Senior Citizen Holiday Card contest, held by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. All citizens age 62 and older were invited to participate, with this year’s theme being “December Holiday at the State House.” Moy’s entry is now the official holiday card of the Commonwealth and is on sale at the State House.
“Painting has brought me much joy over the years since my retirement, and I encourage all seniors to participate in something they enjoy,” Moy said. “Busy hands keep your mind healthy.”
Moy has spent many years painting at the Wakefield Council on Aging. He has graciously donated his original oil paintings to fundraising efforts for the Wakefield Center for the Performing Arts and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising hundreds of dollars. Moy not only paints on canvas but has painted scenes on furniture and antique pieces as well.
This year there were 62 entries. Various mediums were used, such as oil, acrylic, water color and pastels. The submissions depicted winter scenes and included the State House as a focal point or included it as the main theme along with other Boston landmarks.
All artwork can be viewed at www.sec.state.ma.us/trs/trsgft/gftidx.htm.