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Ahern Foundation, 10 community heroes to be honored Oct. 20

Source:  The Jersey Journal
Published:  October 19, 2017

The Ahern Foundation, which hands out more than $5,000 in scholarships each year, and 10 people will be honored at the Bayonne Youth Center's 72nd annual awards dinner on Oct. 20.

The other honorees, who have exhibited outstanding character and have made major contributions to our community, are Jason O'Donnell, Christian Booker, Tara McCabe, Albert Romano, Jennifer Auriemma, Rebecca Canela, Joseph Valentino, Catherine Gregory, and sisters Jazlynn Gonzalez and Alyssa Gonzalez. The non-profit Bayonne Youth Center was founded in 1945 by Sabra Jackson.


The dinner will be held at the Chandelier Restaurant, 1081 Broadway, Bayonne, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and $35 for children under 12. Ticket reservations must be made by Friday, Oct. 13, organizers said. For more information on dinner tickets, please contact Dawn Herring at 908-528-6478.

The keynote speaker will be Michael Embrich, a U.S. Navy veteran who has served in local, state, and federal government positions for the past 17 years. He currently serves as a spokesman for the United States Army.

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