News Sports Opinion Obituaries Contents

Barbara Skinner, PRC volunteer and staff for 25 years with guest Betty Lightner and former board members Laurie Krotman and Susan Shattuck.

One Friday, April 15, nearly 250 members and friends of the Parent Resource Center gathered at the mansion at the Village Club of Sands Point to spend "A Night in Casablanca." Guests enjoyed an enchanted evening filled with delicious Moroccan cuisine, an exotic belly dancer, a roving magician and a tarot card reader. At the end of the night, many guests left with fantastic prizes, including a week's vacation in Avignon, France. Congratulations to Grand Raffle winners Nancy and Eric Schaefer, Dina and Victor Thomas and Chris and Mark Nadoine.

But "A Night in Casablanca" was much more than a great party. It was a celebration of an important milestone in PRC history - its 25th Anniversary as a cooperative organization dedicated to serving, nurturing and educating Port Washington's families. More important, it was an opportunity to honor the 18 women whose energy and commitment have made this organization such a vital resource to our community - the PRC's founder and the past presidents of the board of directors. Eleven of the past presidents attended the event, one traveling all the way from Chicago and many board alumni attended to support the honorees. PRC founder Lynn Randolph Patterson was unable to attend but sent a testimonial to be read in her absence. The past presidents were presented with a beautiful wall mosaic designed by artist Erica Tiger and each received a watering can filled with flowers, symbolizing how the PRC continues to "water the seeds of our community." Nassau County Legislator Craig Johnson read a proclamation commending the PRC's work and applauding its founder and past presidents.

PRC Past President Melissa Kirgis enjoys the evening with husband Paul and current PRC board member spouses Joe Ambrosino and Jim Russo.

"A Night in Casablanca" raised $18,000 for the PRC, thanks to the hard work of the PRC staff, board and members, as well as generous contributions from the community. Special thanks go to the Village Club of Sands Point for hosting this special event and to all of the Casablanca Night sponsors: Agovino and Asselta, LLP; Accents on Real Estate; Fred and Nancy Nevins; The Arthur P. Kaplan Agency; Daniel Gale Real Estate; Diane's Place Hair Salon; Harding Real Estate; Stop & Shop; James and Linda Guarino and Arnie and Lori Herz. Logo
An Official Newspaper of the
LongIsland.Com Internet Community

| home | Email the Port Washington News|
Copyright ©2005 Anton Community Newspapers, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

LinkExchange Member

Farmingdale Observer Floral Park Dispatch Garden City Life Glen Cove Record Pilot Great Neck Record Hicksville Illustrated News Levittown Tribune Manhasset Press Massapequan Observer Mineola American New Hyde Park Illustrated News Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot Plainview Herald Port Washington News Roslyn News Syosset Jericho Tribune Three Village Times Westbury Times Boulevard Magazine Features Calendar Search Add An Event Classified Contacting Anton News