On October 28, 2013, Tri-County Scholarship Fund celebrated its 32nd annual awards dinner. Considered by many present to be one of the best Tri-County dinners so far, it featured honorees Sr. Francis Raftery S.C., Walter and Irene Crum and John Parry. Sr. Francis had recently completed a highly successful 16 year tenure as President of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ. Walter and Irene Crum, together, have more than 50 years of teaching young men at Oratory Prep in Summit, NJ. John Parry is the CEO of Solix, Inc. in Parsippany, NJ based business process outsourcing provider.
The highlight of the event is always the children of Tri-County, and they were there in abundance. Some thirty high school students, all recipients of an annual $4,000.00 scholarship, introduced the night by singing God Bless America and leading the 400 guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. Master of Ceremonies Steve Adubato took over from there, leading the night with his characteristic blend of passion and gentle humor. “Sister, will you please sit down?” had the crowd in stitches as Steve asked an unsuspecting nun who was caught in conversation, to take her place. Ami