Scenes from the Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala 2017

Mayor Al Smith and David Webb Credits: Sean Conklin
Mayor Al Smith, Rich and Pam Duthie, and Geraldine Keough Credits: Sean Conklin
SIRIUS XM Patriot Channel host David Webb Mangan Credits: Sean Conklin
Andy Calamaras, President of Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House, Inc. Credits: Sean Conklin
David Webb Mangan and Paulette Coronato Credits: Sean Conklin
David Webb Mangan with Rich, Billy and Pam Duthie Credits: Sean Conklin
Rose Checchio and Margaret Heisey Credits: Sean Conklin
Al and Phyllis Mirabella with Ellen and Ken Geissel Credits: Sean Conklin
Ted and Maria Spera Credits: Sean Conklin
Llewellyn and Bridget Jones Credits: Sean Conklin
Maria Ackerman, John Mooney, Leslie Kaufman and Ellen Geissel Credits: Sean Conklin
David Webb Mangan with Vinnie Losavio Credits: Sean Conklin
Jeff and Wolinsky of Able Body Spa Credits: Sean Conklin
Jim Checchio, Deanna Del Bene, and Thomas Strowe Credits: Sean Conklin
Town officials at the Mayor's Gala Credits: Sean Conklin
Margaret Heisey, Claudette Desiato, and Thomas Strowe Credits: Sean Conklin
Mickey and Shari Marcus Credits: Sean Conklin
Rich and Billy Duthie Credits: Sean Conklin
Ken and Ellen Geissel Credits: Sean Conklin
Mayor Smith leads the Conga line. Credits: Sean Conklin

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 230 local residents turned out on Friday evening for the 27th annual Mayor's Gala at the Shackamaxon Country Club while raising money for the historic Frazee House. 

Emceed by David Webb Mangan, a radio host on SiriusXM Patriot 125, the event honored local residents for their commitment to volunteerism:  

  • Vincent Losavio, Male Volunteer of the Year, a charter member of Scotch Plains-Fanwood UNICO and a member of the Italian Festival Executive Committee who also starts the Scotch Plains Business Association 50 years ago.
  • Paulette Coronato, Female Volunteer of the Year, whose numerous service endeavors includes many years as a longtime member of the Planning Board.
  • Rich and Pam Duthie, Couple Volunteer of the Year, who have both served on numerous capacities in township government, youth sports, and their church.
  • The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House (Organization of the Year), a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore the Gershom and Betty Frazee House, a homestead of importance in New Jersey Revolutionary War history.

The evening included a cocktail hour, dinner, music by Chris Waryn of Baby Grand Entertainement,  a silent auction and tricky trays. The Gala Committee consisted of:

  • Liz Mangan
  • Margaret Heisey
  • Colleen Gialanella
  • Steve Goldberg
  • Pat Kane
  • Michele Polhamus 
  • Mayor Al Smith

Gold sponsors of the evening were: Ashbrook Care & Rehabilitation; Bramnick Law; Dr. Andrew & Paulette Coronato; DiFrancesco Bateman; Harbor Consultants; Mott, McDonald; Pinnacle Risk Solutions. Raffle sponsors were Adler's Jewelry and David Webb Mangan. Table sponsors were Caffrey Tree Service; Checchio Family; EKA Associates; Flight Line Financial; FSP Rotary; Mayor Al Smith; Polahmus Family; Rossi Funeral Home; Sage Point Financial; and Scotch Plains Republican Committee.

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