A Cold But Great Nite At Paula Gretzinger’s Parents Of The Year Awards [AUDIO]
I guess it's just the ham in me, but I actually like "MC"ing. I got the opportunity to do that at Paula Gretzinger's Parent of the Year Awards presentation. The awards were of course the main thrust of the evening, but that's not all that everyone was talking about. It was soooo cold! How cold was it?
First let's find out just how cold it really was, and then I will list all of the proud award winners.
I walked around, recorder in hand at the beautiful Mohawk River Golf Club in Rexford and asked some folks to comment on this abnormally frigid winter in upstate New York. Here are their very descriptive answers
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Wow - I'm so glad I brought my snare drum and cymbol so I could give them the "rim shots" ~! Nice job, folks!
And now here's a list of winners from the evening. Congratulations to all for being the kind of parent that we all should aspire to being.
- from Parentology with Paula website
2012 PARENT OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Sugar Bear- PARENT OF THE YEAR (DAD)
Tracy Bove- PARENT OF THE YEAR (MOM)
Dominik Centurioni- PARENT OF THE YEAR (SINGLE DAD)
Anne Ryan- PARENT OF THE YEAR (SINGLE MOM)
Tara Ham- PARENT OF DISABLED CHILD
Lisa Sweet- GRANDPARENT AWARD
Rachel Anderson- STEP PARENT
Brian Brosen- SAME SEX PARENT
Lori Hammond- ADOPTING PARENT
Nellie Ackerman- ENTREPRENEUR PARENT
Laura Anello (Kathleen)- ENTREPRENEUR PARENT
Sharon Mack- MOST ORGANIZED
Bob Fitzgerald- THE CHEF- cooks homemade meals everyday
Louise & Kurt Lamp- INSPIRING AWARD
Laura Henniger- THE JUGGLER
Kelly Gruppe- MOST POSITIVE
Peggy Kownack – NEIGHBORHOOD PARENT- (person who is a parent to a group of children in the neighborhood
Charles Patricelli- NEIGHBORHOOD PARENT
Nancy Whitmore- SWEETHEART AWARD- (Parent that has been married for longer than 20 years and has more than one child from the same marriage)
Karen & Abed Al-Mawla Jandali- LOVE & HONOR AWARD- (Couple that has been married longer than 20 years and has 4 or more children from the same marriage.)
Anne Dennett – SURVIVOR AWARD- (Parent that has been through a lot of struggles and managed to get up and keep going)
Wade Abott- THE CRAFTY AWARD- (Parent that is always coming up with creative projects for kids)