Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Community Board 6 Ends The Year With Holiday Cheer And One Sad Good-Bye

Community Board 6 Ends The Year With Holiday Cheer And One Sad Good-Bye

IMG_0841IMG_0814IMG_0837CB6 Charirman Daniel KumerIMG_0851Craig Hammerman and Irene LoReIMG_0833Mr. and Mrs. Leroy BranchIMG_0829Gary ReilleyIMG_0824Assemblywoman Joan MillmanIMG_0823Lou SonesIMG_0822Peter FlemingIMG_0826Zach AbramsIMG_0808Michael Sorgatz, Eleanor Traubman and Pearl LauIMG_0831Democratic District Leader Jo Anne SimonIMG_0811Officer Joe Morone and Captain Jeffrey Schiff of the 76th PrecinctIMG_0855Kimberly Price and Thomas. Rupolo of The Red Hook Star ReviewIMG_0818Celia CacaceIMG_0852Councilman Brad Lander and Celia Cacace
Members of Brooklyn Community Board 6 gathered at Sheep Station on 4th Avenue last night for their yearly Holiday party.  It was an opportunity to celebrate after spending many hours volunteering by representing the Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, the Columbia Street District, Gowanus and Park Slope neighborhoods throughout 2012.
CB6 was joined by many of their friends, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Councilman Brad Lander, District Leader Jo Anne Simon and the Captain of the 76th Precinct, Jeffrey Schiff.

Many local businesses had contributed prizes to a raffle, whose proceeds will go to Friends Of Community Board 6.

Sadly amongst all the good cheer, there was a sad farewell to Celia Cacace, who was a Community Board member for many years.
Celia spent her entire life in Carroll Gardens Red Hook. ( Celia never adopted her neighborhood's new name, introduced by gentrifying real estate brokers in the late 1960's, early '70's) She raised a family here and became an advocate for the community's senior citizens, our local schools and Carroll Park.
For decades, she never missed a meeting and was involved in every issue.
Unfortunately, Celia will have to move out of her apartment by the middle of next month.  Since she has not yet found another living arrangement in the neighborhood, she will be moving to Wisconsin to be with her son.
She does not want to leave, but does not have a choice.
Everyone who knows Celia knows what a big hole she will leave in the community.  If anyone knows of a small apartment in the neighborhood, please contact me or leave a comment.
Let's help keep Celia right here where she belongs.

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