Community Board 6 Ends The Year With Holiday Cheer And One Sad Good-Bye
CB6 Charirman Daniel KumerCraig Hammerman and Irene LoReMr. and Mrs. Leroy BranchGary ReilleyAssemblywoman Joan MillmanLou SonesPeter FlemingZach AbramsMichael Sorgatz, Eleanor Traubman and Pearl LauDemocratic District Leader Jo Anne SimonOfficer Joe Morone and Captain Jeffrey Schiff of the 76th PrecinctKimberly Price and George Fiala of The Red Hook Star ReviewCelia CacaceCouncilman 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.