By James Belzer & Jerry Jakson
Panzi was very much the Grande Dame
as she welcomed 100 plus revelers to the Gala.
Moved from the traditional Ice
Palace to the Island Breeze, the event brought out the best in costumes
eliciting fond memories to most of the original Studio 54 as they showed off
their disco moves to the music of Chuck McTague. The ball was lavishly
catered by Anthony Russo.
APCG President Thom “Panzi”
Hansen and Board Member Matt Baney
Rewarded some with prizes: Ann
Phetamine -best overall disco theme; Pat Goff - best individual in disco theme;
Toni Cesta & Jane Haber - best couple; and a new category –“what were you
thinking?” to Bill Ottingnon who came in a dress suit and tie.
APCG Community Service Awards went to Jim Wooten for rebuilding the Community House
piano; Sweet Licks’ Linda D’Ancona for organizing the Cherry Grove Pride Parade
and fireworks; Ken Woodhouse for organizing Grove Kid Kamp.
Homecoming Queen Demi Tasse
thanked Panzi and the Board of Directors and the Cherry Grove Community Association,
Inc. (CGCAI), performing “Believe in Yourself,” from “The Wiz”.
Kendra H. Kinx offered a number from her post ball show, “Let’s Hear It for the
Jerry & Margo
Demi & Bella
Yaneeda & Beach
Bruce Micheal Gelbert
Studio 54 Girls
Party Favors anyone?
Jarry & James
PaNzi & Dianne
Another group of Studio “Girls”
Diane Romano, “This is a fabulous
end-of-season community event.”