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Sh 1 syfs gala 10th 1-1

Speaking on behalf of Central One Federal Credit Union, President and CEO David L"Ecuyer accepts the Harry S. Cutting Jr. Award from SYFS Executive Director Terry Cassidy. Central One was recognized for its longtime generosity to the social service agency. L"Ecuyer served as SYFS board president 10 years ago, when the Gala began.
Tom and Dana Kennedy mingle during the pre-dinner reception. He served as interim executive director of SYFS last January through May.
Anna and Lee Chittim check out silent auction items.
Students of the McInerney School of Irish Step Dancing in Worcester perform.
St. John's A Cappella Group sing
Gala Co-Chairs Amy Kotsopoulos and Jim Heald are surprised to get gift baskets and a standing ovation.
Pat Heald is amused by the antics of her son, Jim, as auctioneer.
Gala Co-Chair Jim Heald does double-duty as auctioneer for lucky bidders.
Mike Gregory bids $1,100 and wins an emerald-diamond pendant, custom designed and donated by Sach Jewelers. A drawing was conducted for the pendant and won by Karen Bean, who donated it back to be auctioned for additional fundraising.

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