Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Volunteer of the Year!


Forget that!  Beautiful sunrise at 7 

 and a torrential downpour by 7:45.

 I spent the entire afternoon on my computer working on political stuff.
Then, at 6pm Gary and I went down to the college for what he thought was an event for volunteers....
and I was the one being recognized.  Jamie B. called me some time ago and asked if I could
figure out a way to get him there.  He went along with it.
 They had all kinds of appetizers and drinks...

 At 6:45 they started the program.
Mike Andriatch., Vice President, Advancement
President, Brockport Foundation
had a few words to say....
He had spoken for a couple of minutes before Gary realized that he was the person
being honored for the Jeanette D'Agostino Banker
Volunteer of the Year Award.
 A total surprise!

Even tho Jenny and Scott were there, he did not catch on until after 
Mike spoke.  He just thought they were there for me.
 This was a very special evening and Gary was deserving for all he has done in our community.
A real honor and he was humbled by it.
Here is what Mike said.

As if that was not enough, in honor of Gary they presented a $1,000 Volunteer of the Year
Scholarship Award to Bayli Schlierf, a senior at SUNY Brockport.
Pretty amazing!
Mike, Bayli, Gary and President Dr. Heidi Macpherson
Thanks to all who made this happen!
Night all.


  1. I have tears!!!!! What a wonderful honour, Gary, so deserved, and a surprise that was so well arranged. Great evening, and Lori,I know how hard it can be to arrange a surprise and keep it all so quiet. Congrats and so many best wishes to you all.

  2. Dear Lori, what a lovely, tender story this is. Your husband truly must be a humble man. So proud of you and so humble about himself. Thank you for sharing the intro speech. Peace.


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