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.

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                                    from Parentology with Paula website

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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)