With 150 attendees, including Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino as guest speaker, this Political Action Committee event was a triumph.
The honorees were Elizabeth Costanzo and Christopher Slattery "for their dedication, leadership and untiring efforts in the defense of the sanctity of human life."
Here is an excerpt from Rob Astorino's remarks, which opened the dinner.
Some of the 150 attendees -
Co-honoree Chris Slattery with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
John Mark and Neil DiCarlo. Neil is running as a write-in candidate for Congress in the 19th District (John Hall (D) and Nan Hayworth (R) are both pro-abortion).
Kathy Brusstar, Eileen Slattery (wife of Chris), Andrea and Richard Barbuto
Brigid Faranda and Richard Fuerst. Rich is chairman of the Political Action Committee (PAC) of the Westchester and Putnam Right to Life Committee.
Long-time prolife champion, Monsignor Dermott Brennan
Mary Gormley, another prolife champion, with the evening's co-honoree Liz Costanzo
The politician table!
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, speaks with Elizabeth Rex, President of the Children First Foundation
And a partial view of the crowd ...
Kathy and Dan Brusstar's family pose with Brigid Faranda. That's Joe next to his dad, with Suzanne and Mary Margaret up front!
Joy Dechiario introduced the honorees. Joy was also responsible for the first annual and highly successful PAC Journal, listing supporters and donors.
Alan Mehldau, Joy, Liz and Rich. Liz is the Executive Director of the Westchester Right to Life Party.
Alan, Joy, Chris Slattery,and Rich. Chris is the founder and president of EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers.
Mayor Phil Amicone's Proclamation from the City of Yonkers to Liz and Chris.
Bernadette Harris with Neil DiCarlo and his wife Deborah.
Next year - even bigger - even better - raising needed funds for prolife candidates!!