Forty-Five Years — and Counting
By Nancy Harris
Robert Frost wrote, "good fences make good neighbors." Most New Yorkers
would probably agree because they value their privacy. But most New Yorkers
also like to party and to meet and greet their neighbors in a festive environment.
Since the Turtle Bay Association is all about community and being good neighbors,
we thought the occasion of our 45th anniversary provided the perfect
opportunity to bring neighbors together for a well-deserved celebration of community
Thus, in the early evening on Sunday, October 6, all TBA members were invited
to the Crowne Plaza Hotel to partake of good food and good fun in commemoration
of the Turtle Bay Association's forty-five years of working with and for the
community. The Bob Rodriguez Trio provided a vibrant musical background for
guests who caught up with old friends and made new ones; reminisced about the
last anniversary party (our 30th year); stopped by the open bar; and partook
of the buffet that included eye of round roast beef and a turkey carving board
as well as a variety of pasta dishes.
The Association thanks the area merchants that donated door prizes: two gift
certificates for free massages from Lia Schoor; a $50 gift certificate by Smith
& Wollensky; and the grand prize of jewelry was given by a donor who wished
to remain anonymous.
Special guests who helped us celebrate included U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn
Maloney, State Senator Liz Krueger, Jane Swanson (representing City Council
Speaker Gifford Miller), the Honorable Andrew Eristoff, Buddy Radisch, president
of Beekman Place Association; Mary Claire Burden, president of the Sutton Area
Community; and George Brown, president of the Tudor City Association.
Congresswoman Maloney presented the Association with a plaque reflecting the
declaration she had read into the October Congressional Record enumerating many
of our accomplishments and honoring our organization "In Recognition of
the Turtle Bay Association's 45th Anniversary." Bill Curtis,
TBA President, also spoke.
Each guest was given a tote bag with a special design commemorating the event.
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