To the Editor:
On behalf of the Bayonne Police Athletic League staff we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the generous support of our annual PAL Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, April 5. You helped us organize one of the best events ever to raise valuable funds for our youth programs.
First, our thanks go to our gracious hosts, the Knights of Columbus, who helped make everything go smoothly. We also thank the families of the recipients, Judith Bielan, Carla Aceti, Samantha Chrapkowski, Denise Ahern-DeRocco, Norman Elam, Bayonne Peninsula Masonic Lodge No. 99, and the late Clarence Gordon, whose support made the evening more meaningful.
We take our hats off to contributors to the Bayonne Peninsula Masonic Lodge No. 99, Bayonne Community Bank, the Bayonne Chapter of UNICO, Bayonne Friends of the Handicapped, All State Insurance, Jim and Debbie Collins, Bielan, Miklos and Makrogiannis, P.C., Mayor Mark Smith and the Municipal Council, Big Apple Lounge, Supreme Tours, Bayonne PAL Boxing Team, Jimmy Davis Association, Bayonne Veterinary Medical Building, Harrington’s Auto Body, Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association, Bayonne NAACP, Bayonne PAL Day Care Center, Shop Rite of Bayonne, East Coast Catering and Deli, Mama Rosa Pizza, Beebe Chiropractic, John T. Dedousis, MD, Norman Elam, Lighthouse Restaurant, Dillin Tires, Hudacko Pharmacy, John Joseph Smith, MD, Hammad S. Choudhry, MD, Avenue A Auto Service, Benanti’s Deli, the Henderson and Fearon Families, Tony’s Pizzeria, Hair Innovations by Barbara, Mona Lisa Pizzeria, Elbaum’s Deli, Little Food Café, Advanced Photo Studio, National Soda and Beer, Bayonne P.B.A, The Concerned Citizens of Bayonne, Vanessa Tobar, The Bayonne PAL and Elite Cheerleading Parents, Midtown Community School, St. Henry’s Adult Choir, and Massa’s Tavern. A special thanks to DJ Jose Cruz, our MC K.T., and Father Peter from St. Andrew’s Parish for the blessing.
Finally, a standing ovation goes to Director Diane Torello, who worked tirelessly to make the evening a resounding success.