The New England Produce Council held its annual dinner dance gala at the World Trade Center/Seaport Hotel in Boston Saturday, Feb. 1. This year's theme was Mardi Gras, with beads, masks and beverages aplenty. Each year, members, spouses and guests gather for the evening of dining and dancing. NEPC members brought their dancing shoes for fun, but also collected new socks to be distributed to Boston area shelters. NEPC in conjunction with The Nolan Family Foundation also contributed a donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Dan and Sheryl Schneider of C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Dave Duquette of D'Ottavio Produce, Greg Veneziano and Scott Marino of Bozzuto’s, and Mike D'Ottavio of D'Ottavio Produce.
Sara Palmisano of C&S Wholesale Grocers with Gary Caloroso and Kellee Harris of Giumarra Cos.
Doug and Susan Stewart of Giorgio with Karla and Chris Lee of FreshPoint.
Amanda Tobin, Patrick Kelley, Alexandra Hagmaier and Tyler Hagmaier of Stop & Shop.
Anthony Sattler, NEPC president, with Henry Thompson of Stop & Shop.
Michael and Beth Harwood of New York Apple Sales.
David and Kimberly Orten of Stop & Shop with Raquel Mello of Hapco Farms.
Nicole and Jeff Lally of Stop & Shop.
George Semanie of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Jodie Reardon of Shaw's, and Jon Reardon and Jill Semanie of C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Steve Appell and Cara Marino of Veg Pro.
Deanna Dunbar and Steve Senneville of Rhode Island Mushroom Co.
Tom Mara of Bozzuto’s and Karen Bradley of Marzetti with Judie and Tom Murray of Roche Bros.
Tom Murray of Roche Bros. with Cheryl Schondek of The Greater Boston Food Bank.
Meghan and Lauren Keenan of Hapco Farms with NEPC Executive Director Laura Sullivan.
Georges and Pat Nihon, Philip Moniorano, Dan Brophy and Meghan Gilhooly of Whole Foods; Mike and Nancy D'Ottavio and Jana and Dave Duquette of D'Ottavio Produce; and Matt and Barbra Boulanger of Whole Foods.
Brian and Steph Fleming of Stop & Shop.
Nelly Czajkowski, Colby Bergeron and Heather and Alden Guptill of DiSilva Fruit.
NEPC presented a check for $6,500 to The Greater Boston Food Bank. Cheryl Schondek (second from left) of The Greater Boston Food Bank said this would provide approximately 20,000 meals to those in need. Seen with Schondek are NEPC Executive Director Laura Sullivan, NEPC board member Theresa Nolan and NEPC President Anthony Sattler.
The NEPC board of directors.
NEPC’s dinner dance committee.