Good works, good friends equal great party

Members of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County had many reasons to feel good at their holiday party this year. Being with friends for the holidays was just the start. A $500 donation to help children in foster care buoyed everyone’s spirit. Dining, dancing and prizes followed.

The board of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County presented a check to CASA.The acronym CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Photo above shows Jack Kinsley receiving the check on behalf of CASA to benefit children in foster care in Delaware County. Kinsley has been a member of the board of CASA for three years.

According to Kinsley there are approximately 1,000 children in foster care in Delaware County CASA. The organization was able to get 98 out of foster care either by reuniting with their birth family or through adoption. For more information  go to their web site. http://delcocasa.org/

Lisa Vonderstruk, Brandywine View Antiques, is presented a gift basket by Larry Ferriola of Concord Autobody

Lisa Vonderstruk is presented a gift basket by Larry Ferriola of Concord Autobody

BPA board member Deborah Love arranged the party with a band and delicious buffet at Concord Country Club Wednesday, Dec. 16. The band "Just Us" alternated slow and fast dances to coax members onto the dance floor. There was some music for almost everyone.

Jim McKinley receives prize kit from Larry Ferriola.

Jim McKinley (left) receives prize kit donated by Delightful Detail  and presented by Larry Ferriola

Members donate baskets which were then raffled throughout the course of the evening. Lisa Vonderstruk, owner of Brandywine Antiques, got lucky as a first time attendee and won a basket.  Many of the friendships go back years, some decades. Larry Ferriola and Jim McKinley met while attending Garnet Valley Junior High School together and have been friends and colleagues ever since.

 

Anne Eunson with the winning ticket is congratulated by Ron Hudecheck, BPA President

Anne Eunson with the winning ticket is congratulated by Ron Hudecheck, BPA President

 

The grand price is a basket of cheer. Board members donated bottles of spirits which were packed into a basket. Anne Eunson of Eunson Family and Cosmetic Dentistry was the grand winner.

 

 

 

 

 

Sofia Clinger, Sue Getz and Sharon Westwood (left to right) wish all a happy holiday

Sofia Clinger, Sue Getz and Sharon Westwood (left to right) wish all a happy holiday!

Photographs supplied by Sofia Clinger of Countryside Coiffures.

 

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About Emily Myers

Emily Myers has lived and worked in Chadds Ford for over thirty years.  She founded the parent company of Chadds Ford Live, Decision Design Research, Inc., in 1982.  ChaddsFordLive.com represents the confluence of Myers' long time, deep involvement in technology and community. Myers was a founding member of the Chadds Ford Business Association and currently serves on its board of directors.  Her hobbies include bridge, golf, photography and Tai Chi. She lives with her husband, Jim Lebedda, in Chadds Ford Township.

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