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WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENING!  The day was wet.  Heavy rains discouraged some of the guests, but those who persisted were rewarded with a wonderful evening.  The rain stopped, the wine and beer  flowed and the food was delicious.  The Honoree of the 2009 affair was Valdemar Jacobsen.

There were some exciting silent auction items which were very popular with the guests and distribution of the many raffle items provided an exciting end to the evening.

The evening was really made possible through the hard work of the Wine tasting committee and the many establishments and individuals who so generously donated to the event.  Please show your appreciation by patronizing these local merchants.

 

 

 

 

The evening started with a message from our president Carl Lawrence.  Carl thanked the Wine Tasting Committee for their efforts and encouraged everyone to enjoy the evening.
Then everyone stood for the singing of God Bless America, nicely led by Peter Demidovich, former president of the Society.  This was in recognition of the the special date, September 11th, and to honor the victims of the attack on our country.
Later in the evening, after everyone had enjoyed the food, drinks and music, Toby Kissam gave a short history of the Huntington Historical Society, stressed the importance of its mission to the community  and encouraged everyone to participate as members and volunteers.
Dean Failey then gave us some background on the honoree and introduced him to everyone.

Finally, the Co-chairpersons, Marie Failey and Claudia Fortunato gave out some special gifts, announced the winners of each of the silent auction items and drew the winners for all of the raffle items.  It was an exciting time.

And finally, the cutting of the cake.  The cake, donated by Reinwald's Bakery, was made to resemble a set of bellows, representing the bellows which Val converted to a coffee table.

 

Some other scenes from the evening are shown below