Saturday night was the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Secret Garden Gala at the beautiful Grandview in Poughkeepsie. There were over 450 people there! That's a lota shrimp! Part of the festivities was the presentation of a number of Awards, and I was thrilled to be the recipient of the Community Spirit Award.
Pictured with me above, starting at your left, are Chamber Officers: Rich Kleban, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Audra Gerty, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and on your far right, Frank Castella, Jr., President and CEO. We all look pretty spiffy, right? Thank you so much for this great honor! I feel it has been my privilege to be such a visible and vocal supporter of this great Hudson Valley Community!
The Chamber Gala Committee absolutely outdid themselves. What a magical event! I can't even imagine the work that went into it. There are lots of pictures on the Chamber Facebook page here, but I wanted to show you these three because I am particularly happy and proud to have not only received the Community Spirit Award, but to have had so many members of my radio family there with me. I thought you'd enjoy seeing some of their faces. They are all special to me.
Here, starting again on your left, is J Will of KISS FM; and after the Lovely Michelle Taylor there is Party Marty Mitchell from WRWD and the Award Winning Cameron Hendrix, our News Director and Man About Town. Thanks, guys, for coming! It means so much to me!
And here we have Brian, Dennis, Party Marty, Jeannette, Cameron, with tall Chris in the way back. Then after Michelle is Lara, and J Will. So blessed to know these great people and to work with them.
Everyone had a fabulous time!
photos Dutchess County Chamber and Joe Daily's Scrapbook