The Warwick Merchants Guild hosted the 19th annual “Ladies Night Out” on Thurs., Aug. 25 in the Village of Warwick. All proceeds from the evening benefited Safe Homes of Orange County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help eliminate all forms of domestic violence through education, outreach and the provision of services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence.
Newhard then announced the 2016 “Queen or a Day.” The honoree was Anne Marie Moore, president and agent of Vogel Insurance Company, located at 13 Wheeler Ave. in Warwick. In recognition of this special lady and all of her unsung contributions to the community, he read the nomination letter that was submitted in Moore’s honor.
After her crowning, Moore, seated on her throne and surrounded by her husband, Pete, and her family, thanked the Warwick Merchants Guild for the honor and thanked the community and all of the organizations for everything they do.
Moore thanked her family saying, “They do everything for me so that I’m able to do this. I’m speechless.”
Each year the festivities culminate in the crowning of a “Queen for a Day.” Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard welcomed the crowd and thanked all who participated and made this year’s “Ladies Night Out” such a success. He specifically thanked Barbara Lawrence, who coordinates the collection of the gifts presented to the Queen, and to Corrine Iurato, who has organized the event for the last few years.
To read the full story, written by Lourice Angie, pick up a copy of the Aug. 31 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.