Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friendship renewed: Friends of 112th Street Dinner

I'm back and Happy New Year to everyone!

We are just little over a month away from one of the biggest fund raising events held annually in the city of Troy. The Friends of 112th Street will be holding their annual dinner party, which they have been doing since 1978.

On Saturday February 26, 2011 the committee and hundreds of community members will renew their friendship at the St. Augustine Hall. I have personally attended this event for a number of years and let me say its one most entertaining events you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of. For a $35 donation you will receive a dinner and beverages, and a show unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The committee puts on skits while roasting each other and everyone else that might appear on their radar. It is a hilariously fun time. Additionally, each year members of the community are honored for contributions and achievements they have made. The committee honors: a Man of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Veteran Awards, and Sports Awards.

As I previously mentioned this is a fund raiser with the proceeds from the event returned to the community. The Friends of 112th Street have supported and donated to community based programs, events, and individuals who have experienced a tragic event in their lives such as being displaced by a fire.

I would encourage you to visit for more information and to learn how to purchase tickets for the event. You will want to buy them soon because each year the event sells out well in advance of the party. And I’m sorry to say ladies, but only men are invited to attend the event. I didn’t make this rule up so please don’t hold anything against me. This is a great evening that serves a great purpose.

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