On Friday, June 1, about 90 members of Trinity Church celebrated the Centennial of its landmark church building at a Gala Dinner at George Washington Manor in Roslyn.
Trinity Rector Margaret Peckham Clark and Archdeacon Theodore Bean.
To commemorate the occasion, attendees were treated to a slide show of Trinity archival photos from the last few decades, along with a Souvenir Journal sponsored by local merchants and individuals.
The event provided an opportunity for Trinity parishioners near and far to get together, including Anne Benenson from New Jersey, Marguerite Hollman from Annapolis, MD, Wyn and Anita Griffiths from England, and Cedric and Debbie Wagner from South Africa.
Trinity's talented singers - tenor Michael Fries, new winner of the "Long Island's Idol" competition, and soprano Ariann Miller Forella, both accompanied by Martha Regelmann - provided entertainment. In addition, coloratura soprano Claudia Crouse, tenor John Tsotsoros, and accompanist George Poppe provided a program of Broadway tunes and light opera.
"Everyone left with indelible memories, the glow that comes from the fellowship of people you love," said John Platt, Trinity Gala co-chair. "Thanks to everyone who made it a special evening and a celebration, not just of the centennial, but the Trinity community."
The Trinity Gala committee was chaired by Sheila and John Platt. Committee members included Barbara Holzkamp, Gail DeGraff, Ruth Fick, Kathy Mendall, Liz Kaye, Mike Callahan, Laura Kavanagh, Ruth Hinrichs, Martha Regelmann, and Sarane Ross.