Photo credit: Peggy Opalek
Photo credit: Peggy Opalek

Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Annual Awards Gala – on Saturday, November 19 at HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center – will spotlight important contributions made by fellow Rockland citizens in making this county a greener, cleaner and healthier place for all.

This year’s honorees are: Valley Cottage Library (Beautification Award), TD Bank (Business Partner Award), Timothy Sanders (Cleanup Leader Award), Joseph Lloyd (Education Award) and Jo Anne Pedersen (Public Service Award).

And a special Golden Grabber Award goes to…John LaPlaca of Suffern, who is currently working towards his goal of gathering 1,000 bags of litter during the course of one year (he’s over 850 at press time!).

The Gala also features: Full dinner; world fusion performance by pianist John McDowell with Michael Wimberly on the djembe; “Human/Nature” Upcycled Art, Body Painting & Photography Installation; and the KRB Wine Cellar (for an early start at 6 p.m. in a special VIP Tasting Room with Julie Belardinelli, Independent Wine Ambassador, Boisset Collection).

For tickets, sponsorships, Journal ads or to make a donation in an Honoree’s name: or email: or call 845-708-9164.

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