Civic announces honorees for fundraiser
May 30, 2012 | 914 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association has announce the honorees for its 41st annual fundraiser, which will take place on Friday, September 21, at Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant.

Man of the Year will be Bill Johnert, a district leader who previously served as the WRBA's president and has long been involved in improving the neighborhood.

For the first time, the WRBA will not have a Woman of the Year. Instead, it will have Women of the Year, honoring those who run the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center.

At their center, the sisters help economically disadvantaged women become more fluent in English, learn math and computer skills, and ultimately attend city colleges and enter the job market.

This year's inductee into the Woodhaven Hall of Fame will be Emanuel United Church of Christ. The church, located at 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, marked its 135th anniversary earlier this month.

Emanuel has opened its doors to many Woodhaven organizations, including the WRBA, and has hosted the same Boy Scout Troop 169 continuously since the 1930s.

"All of this year's honorees are true friends of Woodhaven," said WRBA Secretary Arlene Annunziata. "They are a wonderful reminder of how terrific our neighborhood is, and why it's important to work on its behalf."

Tickets for the fundraiser are $65 and includes a four-course dinner with wine and beer. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant is located at 62-96 Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park.

For more information or to buy tickets, e-mail info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call (718) 296-3735.
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