Friends Of Pel Bay Park Host Spring Fundraiser

Thomas Casey (c) was honored by (l-r) Michael Max Knobbe, BronxNet executive director; Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa; Nilka Martell, FPBP president and Marianne Anderson, NYC Parks Pelham Bay Park administrator.
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In keeping with tradition, the Friends of Pelham Bay Park welcomed the spring season with its Summers of Fun: Spring Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24 at the Pelham Split Rock Golf Clubhouse, honoring four special friends who support the park. This year’s honorees included Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; Anthony and Paul Ramirez, Mainland Media, From The Bronx, The Bronx Beer Hall & Taste the Bronx co-founders and Thomas X. Casey, Huntington Free Library president. The fun-filled evening celebrated the timeless legacy of fun summers at Orchard Beach.

Marianne Anderson (l) and Rodriguez-Rosa got into the summertime spirit.
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There were many Bronx-centric raffle prizes up for grabs at this year’s fundraiser.
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Assemblyman Benedetto proudly accepted his award from (l-r) Nilka Martell, Marianne Anderson and Commissioner Rodriguez-Rosa.
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Former FPBP president Judge Lizbeth Gonzalez was given a Loving the Bronx bag during the celebration.
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Michael Max Knobbe (c) congratulated honorees Paul (l) and Anthony Ramirez.
Photo by Veronica Feliciano

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