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December 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am EST
We usually create a summary of the day’s program. That’s a little difficult to do because this was a festival of the season that unfolded for those in attendance. It was planned but what took place in that room was largely spontaneous and great fun.
We invited the great and funny violinist James Graseck. Jim is a man who connects with audience on several levels. One level is that of a superbly talented musician, another is his great sense of humor. And still another is his loving approach to an audience. There is no doubt about his affection for the people in the room.
We hired a new comic this year, NYC retired firefighter John Larrochia. John, while being new to the group, felt very much at home, and the audience embraced him. The rales of laughter were a great testament to his ability to connect. We loved it. In a conversation with John later he remarked at the responsiveness of the audience and was very happy he made this engagement.
Here are the individuals and companies we need to thank for this great Holiday Celebration. We needed an uplift and you folks provided it.
Merry Christmas and a wonderful Hanukah Season to all.
National grid Ray Homberger
D James Marketing – Doreen & Jim Guma
EMD Electromotive Designs LLC – Joseph Ambrosio & Partners
Ruskin Moscou & Faltichek-Alex Bateman
Covanta Energy -John Waffenschmitd
Holiday Inn -Donna Rizzo, Eleanor Winick & Derek
Bill Miller M&T Bank
Frank Imburgio- Desktop Solutions
And our wonderful entertainers.