Friday, August 31, 2018

WRBA Announces Honorees for 2018 Woodhaven Gala

The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association will welcome civic leaders, elected officials, and fellow residents to Roma View Fine Catering on Friday, October 26, for the organization's 47th annual fundraiser.

This yearly event is an opportunity for residents to dress in their finest and celebrate another very successful and eventful year for the WRBA.

Adult tickets (12 and older) are $70, and tickets for children over five are $35. Tickets include a full buffet dinner with soda, beer, and wine. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and concludes at 11 p.m.

Roma View Fine Catering is located at 160-05 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. To purchase tickets, call the WRBA at 718-296-3735.

Or, you can purchase them online right now:

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At a recent Woodhaven Town Hall meeting, WRBA President Stephen Forte announced the three honorees that will be celebrated at this year’s gala.

This year’s Woodhaven Woman of the Year is Peggy Finnegan, longtime resident of Woodhaven and frequent attendee at our monthly Town Hall meetings. Peggy became well known for the strong case she made against changes DOT wanted to make in Woodhaven (changes which never happened thanks to people like Peggy).

This year’s Woodhaven Man of the Year is Jose Vazquez, longtime resident of Woodhaven and well known for the stance he took against DOT's recent changes in Woodhaven. Though those changes eventually went through, residents truly appreciated the time and effort Jose put into this.

The Business of the Year is Dexter Wines and Spirits at 75-13 Jamaica Avenue. Dexter Wines has become the go-to place for top quality wines and spirits. They are also very supportive of the community.

"Our yearly Woodhaven celebrations provide a fun opportunity to gather with so many people who care about our community,” said Forte. “We're very excited to celebrate this year with truly deserving honorees. When you come out to this party, which doubles as a fundraiser for the WRBA, you are helping support the block association's work for the community, so we hope to see you there."

The annual event provides a major source of funding for the organization's operation. When you purchase a ticket for this event, you aren’t just getting a great night out, you are also supporting an all-volunteer organization that is good for our community.

The people on the WRBA board are volunteering on behalf of our community seven days a week, 365 days a year. This is a good opportunity to support and thank these people for their efforts.

For the record, they are: Stephen Forte (president), Giedra Kregzdys (vice president), Arlene Annunziata, Vance Barbour, Janet Chan-Smith, Martin Colberg, Janet Forte and Sherman Kane. Thank you to all of them for their continued and ongoing efforts on behalf of Woodhaven.

Again, you can purchase your tickets online now!

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# # # Contact: WRBA office: (718) 296-3735