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Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala Raised $20K for Frazee House

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Mayor Al Smith with 2017 Mayor's Gala honorees, David Webb and Liz Mangan Credits: Sean Conklin
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Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala raised $20,000 to help restore the historic Frazee House. Credits: John Mooney
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Dear Editor:

I would like to thank all who attended and participated in the Scotch Plains Mayor’s Gala at Shackamaxon Country Club this past Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.  In addition to the over 230 attendees who honored five great volunteers, the Gala also raised over $20,000 for the Frazee House restoration.

A special thanks goes to the 2017 Mayor’s Gala Committee for doing such a tremendous job. Thank you to Liz Mangan, Chairperson, and her great and dedicated committee of Steve Goldberg, Michele Polhamus, Colleen Gialanella, Pat Kane, and Margaret Heisey. The devotion and extra effort of the committee is what made the Gala such a great success.

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Also, I would like to thank all the gold, raffle, and table sponsors for their contributions: Gold Sponsors: Ashbrook Care & Rehabilitation; Bramnick Law; Dr. Andrew & Paulette Coronato; DiFrancesco, Bateman; Harbor Consultants; Mott McDonald; Pinnacle Risk Solutions. Raffle sponsors: Adler's Jewelry and David Webb Mangan. Table sponsors: Caffrey Tree Service; Checchio Family; EKA Associates; Flight Line Financial; Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary; Polhamus Family; Rossi Funeral Home; Sage Point Financial; and the Scotch Plains Republican Committee.

A thanks also goes to all the residents, businesses and organizations that contributed to the silent auction/tricky tray: Alice & Marvin Agran, Ashbrook Golf Course, Ralph Checchio, Darby Road, Florence Ravioli, Galloping Hill Golf Course, Houdini Pizza, John’s Meat Market, Liz Mangan, Masana NYC Portrait, Scotch Plains Music Center, Michele & Rich Polhamus, Paulette Coronato, Rich Duthie, Rise & Shine, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Municipal Alliance, Scotch Plains Recreation Commission, Stage House, and Guido & Barbara Passucci.  

Finally, a very special thank you to the honorees: Paulette Coronato, Female Volunteer of the Year, Vincent Losavio, Male Volunteer of the Year, Pam and Richard Duthie, Volunteer Couple of the Year, and Andrew Calamaras who as chairman of the Rotary Frazee House Corporation accepted the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.  The countless years of service and the accomplishments of our volunteers is documented on the town website. But it is love of Scotch Plains and desire to make our town a better place to live that makes these volunteers so exceptional.

You can see a catalog of pictures of the event at our website including Facebook live comments from the honorees.

Mayor Al Smith

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