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Yorktown Teen Center to Celebrate Third Birthday, Hold Fundraising Dinner

During the organization's annual fundraising event on Oct. 25, Michelle Marchetti will receive the Teen Center’s 2012 Youth Advocate Award.

The Yorktown Teen Center, the non-profit organization that is run by volunteers and provides supervised programs for teens, is celebrating its third anniversary.

The organization is holding its annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor.

Michelle Marchetti, the Teen Center’s 2012 Youth Advocate,former math teacher at Mildred E. Strange Middle School and an active Teen Center volunteer will be honored during the dinner. 

Marchetti has been an active volunteer at the Yorktown Teen Center since 2010. She helps students with their homework and has been instrumental in planning key events.

In addition to her volunteer work at the Yorktown Teen Center, the woman also enjoys singing and playing the piano, walking, and reading and tutoring middle and high school students in math. 

The cocktail reception next week begins at 6:30 p.m. and it will be followed by dinner, an award presentation and live band music.

Master of ceremonies for the event will be Rick Cerrone, a Yorktown High School alumni and former senior director of media relations for the New York Yankees.

Live music will be performed by “The Hudson River Jazz Band” – which includes Chris Stelluti, John Philpott, Frank Tolksdorf, Lou Stelluti, Mark Devine and Jeff Brown. Members of the Yorktown High School Jazz Band and First Fridays Cafe Open Mic Night will also perform.

The dinner is open to all and tickets are available online – $75 per person, $750 for a table of 10. Money raised from the event will provide for programming for the youth attending the center as well as for the Teen Center’s operating costs.

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