Monday, April 18, 2011

'Friends Of Carroll Park' Throw Reception For New Volunteers And Group's Founding Members

A rainy Carroll Park On Saturday evening

Invite to Volunteer Reception

Inside the Robert Acito Park House
from r.: Joe Auer, Amy Vermeer Crews, Sarah Starling, Eunice Auer, Jim Crews

Friends of Carroll Park President Bruce McDonald

One of the founding members of Friends Of Carroll Park, Nancy Stehle
with an old photo showing her at a park's event.

Old press releases from Friends of Carroll Park events

Founding Members and volunteers Joseph Mariano and Nino Pantano

Another founding member, Linda Mariano with friend Margaret Maugenest

Bottom right, Linda Mariano and Nancy Stehle in the park in the 1970's

Foreground, Nancy Stehle and Joe Auer. In the back, former Friends of Carroll Park President Glenn Kelly with founding member Judy Pantano

From an event by the Friends Of Carroll Park in 1975.
From l. to r.: Peter Drago, Former Assemblywoman Eileen Dugan, Linda Mariano with daughter Rachel, Nino Pantano, Judy Pantano, Ann Faulkner, Sal Feriaoli, Elisabeth Feriaoli and Rich Leolta.

Carroll Gardens residents in 1975 in the Carroll Park ball field...

...listening to Nino Pantano sing
during a concert honoring Enrico Caruso, the Italian tenor.

Georgia, a future member of the Friends group

This past Saturday evening, the current members of Friends Of Carroll Park held a reception inside the Robert Acido Park House to honor the founding members of the group as well as to welcome new volunteers. Together, those gathered have taken care of the park and organized events for the community for over 36 years.
The group was founded in the 1970's by members Nancy and Paul Stehle, Linda and Joseph Mariano, Judy and Nino Pantano along with a few others. Over wine and cheese, they shares some of the history and photos taken during park events in the 1970's, including a tribute concert to Enrico Caruso, the Italian tenor.
Today, Friends of Carroll Park is still going strong and has grown in the last decade. New members are always welcomed.
The group meets the first Thursday of every month in the park house at 7:30 PM.

Click here for more history and information on the group.

***If anyone recognizes someone from the photo showing local residents at the 1975 concert, please let me know and I will add their names.

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