Raritan River Region
15th Anniversary Celebration
HomeTown Buffet, Edison NJ
April 2, 2017
Andrew Monahan knew it would be a fun event. Very early in our club’s history we met at the Seville Diner on Route 18 in East Brunswick, at Andrew’s request. It was a celebration of the imminent end of winter and the welcoming of spring. The food was good, the service was good and many of our young group we in attendance.
Fast forward to 2017. Our 15th anniversary year. Andrew’s Dust-off has moved to HomeTown Buffet in Edison. And the Dust-off is still a fun event. The question is: why is it fun? All-you-can-eat breakfast at a reasonable price gives one a clue of what is happening. But there is more fun to our event than merely food. The answer to the conundrum is actually easy to figured out. Where else do you get a chance to enjoy breakfast with 40+ of your best friends? Smiles are the order of the day. Plus our friends from North Jersey, Long Island, and even AACA’s New Jersey Region, come and have a good time.
After one’s appetite is sated, the fun continues. What a spectacular bonus, kicking tires in the parking lot after dining. We get to see how much progress our friends have made with their restorations. We get to see how well our friends are preserving their pride & joys. Who has a new purchase to show off? It is like a never-ending celebration.
A sincere thank you goes to the following car enthusiasts who are the crux of our good time:
Kurt Fritsch, Ted Bank, Frank Fritsch, Bernie Cooney, Artie Koestner, Gregory Roser, June Roser, John Quattrocchi, Patricia Quattrocchi, Andrew Zizolfo, Steve Krekgon, Ken Wiebke, Jeff Montgomery, Bob Crimmins, Doug Lansing, Roger Labatt, Jeff Hookway, Mary Hookway, Ray Koziol, Bill Estes, Liz Estes, Jack Lehnhoff, Isabel Lehnhoff, Lou Filardo, Nick Medici, Bob Rankin, Rob Harriman, Lois Harriman, Joe Puleo, Joe Riccio, Bob Marino, Jay Raskin, Jim Mattern, Abe Platt, Ann Platt, Roy B. Garretson, Michael Cascio, Ted Mandalakis, Julie Mandalakis, Michael Capeto, Andrew Monahan, Andrew Monahan (the younger), Ralph Messina, Tony Alberella, Cindy Albarella, Veronica Alberella.
Will next year be as much fun as this year?? Time will tell