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Friends Of Westchester Parks Announces Honorees For Best Friends Awards

The Best Friends Awards reception will honor five recipients.
The Best Friends Awards reception will honor five recipients. Photo Credit: web.emerson.edu

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Friends of Westchester County Parks announced the honorees for the annual Best Friends Awards Reception to be held on Wednesday, April 8, at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle at 5:30 p.m.

With the theme “Celebrate a Year of Growth with Friends,” this year’s honorees will include Westchester Medical Center, Business Council of Westchester’s Rising Stars Alumni, Robert DelTorto and REI.

“We are excited to highlight these very special honorees during our annual Best Friends Awards reception this year,” said Joanne Fernandez, chairperson, Friends of Westchester County Parks. “The event also gives us the opportunity to celebrate all of the wonderful programs we have been able to fund in order to keep our 50 county parks growing and beautiful.”

Westchester Medical Center, which will receive the “2015 Best Friend” award, will be recognized for its outstanding commitment to the Westchester County park system, in particular their generous support of the first-ever Westchester’s Winter Wonderland.

This year’s “2015 Best Green Friend” Award will be presented to REI, which provides quality outdoor gear and clothing, for its growing partnership with Friends and the county Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, as well as its commitment to stewardship, fitness, outdoor recreation for people of all ages, and ongoing support of conservation efforts.

Robert DelTorto will be honored as the “2015 Best Volunteer Friend” award recipient.  He will be recognized for his many years of service to Westchester County Parks, and his unwavering dedication to invasive vine cutting, which helps to free native trees and increase the health and sustainability of growth.

The Business Council of Westchester’s Rising Stars Alumni, will receive the “2015 Best Business Friend” award for their relationship with Friends and encouragement of parks and open space as a key reason for businesses and professionals to reside in Westchester County.

Tickets are $275 per person and sponsorship packages are available.

For ticket or sponsorship information, call 914-231-4548, email Linda@friendsofwestchesterparks.com or visit friendsofwestchesterparks.com.

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