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WRBA’s fundraiser will be held Oct. 10

Block association to honor businesses

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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:14 pm, Thu Aug 14, 2014.

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association has announced the date, time, location and honorees for its fundraiser this year.

The civic group will hold its 43rd annual fundraiser at Roma View Catering, 160-05 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach on Friday, Oct. 10. The festivities kick off at 7 p.m.

Allan Smith, a historian of Woodhaven who has long been involved in the community, especially with the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society, will be honored as Man of the Year, while Margie Schmidt, the owner of Woodhaven’s iconic Schmidt’s Candy store, which has been in business for 90 years on Jamaica Avenue, will be named Woman of the Year.

This year’s Business of the Year honor will be awarded to The Avenue Diner, owned by Paul Vasiliadis, which will be honored for its support of Woodhaven’s organizations and for being a key anchor establishment on Jamaica Avenue.

This group will also induct a neighborhood legend into the Woodhaven Hall of Fame.

Lewis of Woodhaven, the famous general store that had two locations on Jamaica Avenue for decades, is this year’s inductee.

“We are excited to celebrate the contributions of some people and businesses who are very important to Woodhaven,” said WRBA President Martin Colberg. “This year’s fundraiser will not only recognize some deserving honorees. It will also help the Block Association continue its good work for another year.”

Tickets for those 12 and over are $65, and $30 for those between ages 5 and 11. Tickets include a full buffet dinner with soda, beer and wine.

To buy a ticket for the fundraiser with a credit card, pvisit bit.ly/Wdhvn3. To purchase an advertisement in the fundraiser Journal, visit bit.ly/Wdhvn4. You can also email info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call the WRBA office at (718)-296-3735 to buy tickets or Journal ads.

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