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WOODHAVEN DEVELOPMENTS Dinner dance and honoring our heroes

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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 9:58 am, Fri May 30, 2014.

Do you like good music? Or do you want to dance and hold my hand, like you’re dancing in the streets. Then you have to attend our GWDC’s “Spring is Here” Dinner Dance on June 6, celebrating our 35th anniversary.

The dinner dance is to be held again at Woodhaven Manor at 96-01 Jamaica Ave. Our 2014 honorees include Rep. Nydia Velazquez, “Woman of the Year 2014,” in recognition and sincere appreciation for her concerned efforts in supporting with her friendship and leadership as our congresswoman on behalf of our Woodhaven Business Improvement District’s small business owners.

Mathew Xenakis, president of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District will be named “Man of the Year 2014,” in recognition and sincere appreciation of his concerned effort, support and friendship to the GWDC and for his dedication to the Jamaica Avenue commercial strip, the WBID as president, and being a small business owner of the Park Place Florist and Greenery for over 25 years,

Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, will be given the “Award of Distinction 2014,” in recognition and sincere appreciation for his work as commanding officer and his dedication and commitment to our community, his continued support of the GWDC and his activities which have contributed to making Woodhaven, “a Haven in the City.”

George Smith will be given an “Honorary Woodhavenite Award 2014” in recognition and sincere appreciation for his many years as our dedicated businessman in assisting our GWDC sponsorship and presentation of our Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festivals through the past 22 years.

Tickets to this fundraiser are priced at $65 each. Please call (718) 805-0202 for more information.

Unfortunately, the WBID-sponsored “Small Town Memorial Day Observance scheduled for Thursday, May 22 at the Forest Parkway Plaza at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue was cancelled due to inclement weather.

In spite of the weather, yellow ribbons were placed on our Jamaica Avenue trees and our new Memorial Day wreath was laid at the World War II Monument. I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend and that you paused to remember those have fought and paid the ultimate price for the freedom that we in America enjoy.

Remember, freedom is not free. Now make sure we continue to fly our American flags above all others and also wear your lapel pins. You can secure free lapel pins from our office. Call (718) 805-0202.

May God bless our Armed Forces, our disabled veterans and may God bless America.

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