Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala to Be Held on May 6

Joanne Glover and Ralph Checchio at last year's Mayor's Gala. Credits: John Mooney
2015 Mayor's Gala Credits: John Mooney
Italian American Club Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2016 Mayor's Charity Gala is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Pantagis Renaissance (250 South Ave.) in Scotch Plains.

Honorees include:

  • Janet Blaes, Female Volunteer of the Year
  • Ralph Checchio, Male Volunteer of the Year
  • Judy Ann & Elmer "Pete" Terry, Couple of the Year
  • Scotch Plains Italian American Club, Organization of the Year

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online, through Community Pass at the Town Manager's office (430 Park Ave.) RSVP by April 29. For more information, call 908-322-6700 ext. 314. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. 

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