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Garden City Chamber picks Pineapple Ball honorees

Garden City Chamber of Commerce Pineapple Ball committee

Garden City Chamber of Commerce Pineapple Ball committee Photo Credit: Garden City Chamber of Commerce

Four Pineapple Ball honorees have been chosen for the Garden City Chamber of Commerce event, to be held in May.

The four were chosen by a Chamber search committee.

They are state Sen. Kemp Hannon, John Wilton of Garden City Properties, Connie Deckel of King's supermarket and Bill Proto of Adelphi University. 

The Chamber's 9th annual Pineapple Ball is to be held May 13 at the Garden City Hotel. It features cocktails, dinner and dancing. 

Hannon (R-Garden City) was selected as citizen of the year. 

Proto, an Adelphi vice president, won the Community Achievement award. 

Wilton is businessperson of the year. 

Deckel, the supermarket manager, gets the President's award. 

Individual tickets to the event are $250; a table of 10 costs $2,500. 

Super Raffle Tickets (only 500 tickets to be sold) are $50 each or three for $100. First prize is $3,000; second prize is $1,500; and third prize is $500. 

Event co-chairs are Stephanie Cullum and Christine Wood. 

John Appelt and Nicole Russo volunteered to work on the journal. John Roulett is running the silent auction. Althea Robinson is doing publicity; and Maria Grassi and Alba Spinelli are handling the raffle. 

Committee members are Joanne K. Adams, Dave Allen, H. Arthur Anderson, Arlene Conigliaro, Charles Casolaro, John Craven, Edward Cummings, Connie Deckel, Liz Denby, Ray Donnelly, Roger Eltringham, Richard Fromewick, Marie Grant, Kaitlyn Henn, Monica Kiely, Laura Lentini, Anthony Libertella, Lillie Manjarrez, Marie Marcellino, Roseanne McMahon, Andrew Nigohosian, Douglas O’Connor, Frank Pelliccione, Angelo Proto, Linda Sambus, Peter Tomao, Michael Ventre, Jeanie Verdis, John Wilton, Maggie Yoon; and Legendary Events representatives Tracey Gittere and David Cross.

The Chamber’s website has more details about attending or sponsoring the event. Those interested in sponsoring, buying a Journal ad or donating a silent auction prize should call Tracey Gittere at 516-222-0550. 

Event ticket information is available from info@gardencitypineappleball.com.

Photo: Garden City Chamber of Commerce Pineapple Ball committee

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