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Trump, Spano honored by parks group.

The Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc. honored Donald J. Trump and Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano at its third-annual fund-raiser dinner, "Celebrate an Evening with Friends," held at Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY.

Donald J. Trump received the inaugural Green Space Award for his generous contribution of parkland to New York State.

"The establishment of Donald J. Trump State Park--436 acres of heavily wooded lands, large open meadows, wetlands and streams in Yorktown and Putnam County-increases public access to scenic landscapes and preserves the natural resources of the property for the benefit of future generations in Westchester and Putnam counties," said Chris Frawley of Croton-onHudson, treasurer of the Friends of Westchester County Parks Board of Trustees, this year's gala chair, and a financial advisor with the Mount Kisco branch of Smith Barney.

"It is with heartfelt gratitude that we honor Mr. Trump for his vision and commitment to preservation of open space."

County Executive Andrew J. Spano, who was unable to attend because he was a keynote speaker at a parks conference in Milan, was honored with the Best Friend Award for his enduring advocacy for parks.

"As Westchester County Executive, Andy has provided the vision and leadership that have led to the acquisition of new parkland and to the careful preservation of thousands of acres of green space," said Judy Matson, president of the Friends of Westchester County Parks Board of Trustees and Director of Corporate Contributions and Community Relations for Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, Valhalla, NY.

Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, M.D., chair of the New York State Council of Parks, presented the awards. Dr. Waletzky, who was honored with the 2006 Best Friend Award, said, "Donald Trump and Andy Spano are to be congratulated for their outstanding contributions to our environment."

Tony Aiello of New Rochelle, Westchester CBS 2 Reporter, was Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds from the gala will benefit Friends of Parks.

The Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, supports the maintenance and enhancement of Westchester's Parks, promotes their value to the economic, social and aesthetic vitality of our community, and stimulates public participation.
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Date:Jun 6, 2007
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