Sunday, December 13, 2009

THE PBA WIVES AND ORPHANS CHRISTMAS BASH

Robert Funaro With Keith Girard And Mark Bego


After one of the coldest days in NYC in recent memory, the sun re-appeared and the annual PBA Wives and Orphans Xmas event at Bridegwaters, at South Street Seaport, went off without a hitch.Hosted by the PBA’s Patrick Lynch and Al O’Leary, this year’s event was attended by NY- Senator Chuck Schumer; celeb-scribe Mark Bego; Robert Funaro from The Sopranos; actor-Tony LoBianco; Keith Girard of The Improper; PR-pasha David Salidor; Anthony Edwards from Law And order; and, Harvy Keitel. As with several former events, the entertainment was provided by Stingray … one of the best Elvis-impersonators around and local singer Tony B. O’Leary commented at one point that these events have gone on for so long, that many of the children who first came as infants and children, have now blossomed into full fledged adults. As an attendee now for the last eight years … whereas the mood at the first event was just an outpouring of care and concern, that mood has now grown into full blown hope and pride. Thanks to Mary Grant and Patrick Lynch for having us there again. We consider an act of the highest order.

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