This year's event, the 20th edition, was filled with some of the same fun-filled (albeit slightly-tamed) debauchery as in years past. However, this year's party also had a special purpose. We decided to use this party as a fundraiser for the family of recently-deceased NYPD veteran Peter Figoski, who was killed in the line of duty last week. His untimely death left him with a widow and four daughters, so a grass-roots campaign was put together to raise money to establish an education fund for the girls. We decided that with the holiday party taking place, this would be a great opportunity for the Third and Long family to do its part. So we asked all of the patrons in attendance for our party to make a donation towards the Education Fund and when all was said and done, we raised over $1,000! It's great to see that the spirit of giving still exists and we thank all of you who supported a great cause.
And now, for the photo highlights...
Here I'm trying to figure out how to utilize the camera functions of the Iphone. With somewhat disastrous results I might add..
So overall, it was a great night. Got to see a lot of old friends, enjoy some Christmas cheer and reflect on why I love this place and the people who work here so much.
Happy holidays boys and girls!