Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nancy Swiezy Events and The New England Socity makes The New York Social Diary

On Friday, November 12th, the New England Society in the City of New York hosted its 205th Annual Dinner Dance at the St. Regis Hotel. Members and friends gathered to honor Tom Chappell, co-founder of Tom's of Maine and Ramblers Ways, with the Reginald T. Townsend Award, as well as honor the current and past New England Society scholarship recipients.

Upon accepting his Townsend Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement while representing the finest attributes of the New England character, Tom accurately defined the New England character as the spirit of freedom that comes from acting socially responsible. He also shared the story of his New England and New York ancestry. His gracious words and personal message were enthusiastically received by the 150 guests, including scholarship recipients: Juliette Ferrigno, Class of 2013, Gregory Gumbs, Class of 2010, and Cathya Solano, Trinity Class of 2011. The dancing and celebrating continued on until midnight and an over all terrific evening was had by all thanks to co-chairs Christopher and Liz Apgar, Tom Farrell and Suzanne Milton.

Two of my brides and grooms...Valery and Eric Lourd Sarha & Jere Patterson.
Good friends Jamie Gaston, Gail Gaston, and Frances Gaston

Photos by Anne Watt http://www.society-photos.com/

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