A not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization Serving the community since 1925 in Philanthropy, Community Needs, the Arts, Education including programs on Literature and Writing, and Well Being programs for all ages.
Co-sponsored by the Bronxville Women's Club and the Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club, the program held on Sunday, September 11 at the Bronxville Women's Club was a fitting tribute for the tenth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Towers and a thank you to our own first responders: Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckhoe police, firemen, and EVAC. $4200 was raised and will be given to the organizations.
We thank the following performers for the Concert.
William Anderson, guitar Joyce Rasmussen Balint, violin and mandolin
Sal Casabianca, voice and guitar Pat Faranga, voice Oxana Mikhailoff, piano
Lanny Paykin, cello Rachel Maria Petite, violin Michele Zanky, viola
The Manhattan College Pipes & Drums are quartered on the campus in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The band was formed in 1981 under the guidance of Brother Kenneth Fitzgerald, FSC, and the musical training of Captain Robert Hogan, ’82, of the Pipes & Drums of the NYPD Emerald Society. Bagpipers:
Michael Cleary Denis Drew Thomas Fitzmaurice
The following was the Introduction before the program:
Bagpipes and Drums: Members of The Manhattan College Pipes & Drums
Presentation of the Colors: Lt. Col. Sam DiRienzo VFW Post 2285
Pledge of Allegiance
Retiring the Colors
Invocation: The Rev. Carl Maiello, The Good Shepherd Assembly of God Church
Welcome: Freya Ruegsegger, President, Bronxville Women’s Club
MC: Lion Peter H. Pergolis, MJF, two-term past president of the Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club
New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin
Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte
Recognizing our local first responders: police, firemen, EVAC
The Reading of the names of residents of the Town of Eastchester who perished on 9/11
Below are two pictures from the September 11 event.
$4200 was given to the Eastchester, Bronxville, and Tuckahoe Police, Fire, and EVAC departments. In the picture, left to right: Joyce Balint, BWC events chair and performer; Tuckahoe Police Officer Andrew Zirolnik; BWC president Freya Ruegsegger; Eastcheser Police Officer John Yanni, and Lion Peter H. Pergolis, MJF, events chair and past president of the Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions.