Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Awards Dinner

(l-r) VNNA’s Bernadette Ferrara, president; Bob Nolan, senior advisor; honorees Joseph Luccese, Jerry Weihe, detective Sturdivant and Linda White; VNNA’s Sharlene Jackson-Mendez, vice president; John Messenger, treasurer; Marion Manfredi, secretary and Marie Santillana, sergeant-at-arms.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance toasted several exemplary community leaders at its time honored dinner dance on Friday, May 12 at 900 Park Restaurant.

This year’s outstanding honorees were Joseph Lucchese, Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home owner and funeral director; Jerry Weihe, Van Nest Little League president; Linda White, Community Board 11 member and lifelong Van Nest resident and 49th Precinct Community Affairs detective Jay Sturdivant, serving Van Nest for 17 years.

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