Tables covered with food donated by local eateries lined the Woodmere Club on Monday as part of this year's "A Tasteful Evening," the largest fundraiser for Peninsula Counseling Center.
This year's award recipients were Jay Greenbaum, past president of PCC's board of directors, who received the Humanitarian Award; Five Towns Community Chest's Steven Spiro, Bob Block and Eric Kesslowitz, along with the rest of the board, who received the Philanthropy Award; and Debbi Gyulay and the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce, who received the Leadership Award.
"I’m extremely grateful to all the vendors that bring their best — dinner, dessert, chocolate, ice cream, fine wine, flowers — it’s all donated, with much generosity and good intention," said Audrey Goodman, community relations coordinator for PCC. "We’re very grateful to all the guests that attend in the spirit of helping others. All the honorees were very deserving, so it was wonderful to be able to acknowledge them. And, the Woodmere Club presents it all most graciously."
There were also silent auctions on various memorabilia and tickets. One of the items was a statue created by Hewlett High School student Erin Palumbo.
All of the proceeds from the event will help the various mental health and substance abuse programs at PCC.