The 2015 Gala Celebration

The 2015 Gala was once again successful in bringing in donations and helping us to further our cause. On November 7, 2015, nearly 100 guests enjoyed an evening of great food, music, and dancing at the Orchard Park Country Club. Furthermore, the CRC was able to auction off four beautiful works of “Ridge-inspired” art. We also raised money through the sale of wildflower plugs that will be used to fill the grassy area to the left of the main entrance heading south on Chestnut Ridge Road. This project is slated to begin next year.

Thank you to our guest Master of Ceremonies, Keith Radford (Channel 7 News Anchor). We also took the time to remember our former chairman Raymond Fabiniak who passed away in August of 2015, as well as to honor Justine LeFauve, founding member and secretary of our organization, with the newly-renamed Raymond A. Fabiniak Guardian Award.

After dinner and presentation, guests danced to the music of the Mark Mazur Band.

We wish to thank all of the generous people and organizations that contributed to the success of this event and subsequently, to the continued success of our organization:

Platinum Sponsor:

  • West Herr Automotive Group

Gold Sponsors:

  • Polymer Conversions, Inc.
  • Entercom Communications Corp.
  • Praxair Foundation, Inc.
  • Try-It Distributing


  • RealtyUSA
  • Simoncelli Electric, Inc.
  • Towne Ford


  • John & Kathy Wabick
  • Allied Mechanical/Warm & Fuzzy Home Heating & Cooling
  • Abbott Ceiling and Wall, Inc.
  • Baughman Magic Seal
  • Jack Bertsch and Family
  • BGI Interiors, Inc.
  • Buffalo Office Interiors
  • Lehigh Construction Group, Inc.
  • Midcity Office Furniture
  • NOCO
  • Signworks Sportswear

We also wish to thank our Gala Planning Committee:

  • Honorary Event Chairman John Wabick, West Herr Automotive Group
  • Committee Chair Mike Neumeister
  • Jack Bertsch, Polymer Conversions, Inc.
  • John Bailey
  • Paul Maurer, Entercom Communications
  • Mary Simpson, CRC Advisor
  • Diane Morse
  • Bill Even, The Coming Wave, LLC.