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Salute: HART celebrates 35 years

by jmaloni
Thu, May 25th 2017 05:50 pm
Dr. Melvin B. Dyster receives a standing ovation Wednesday during the HART Interfaith awards celebration.
Dr. Melvin B. Dyster receives a standing ovation Wednesday during the HART Interfaith awards celebration.
At an awards ceremony on Wednesday, HART Interfaith Inc. (also known as the Home Assistance Referral Team) marked 35 years of helping seniors. "Salute!" was the theme of the dinner program, which was held inside the new Niagara Falls Country Club banquet room in Lewiston.
HART board members presented awards to Cornerstone CFCU and DiMino Lewiston Tops. Also honored for their service to the agency were the Rev. Dr. Joyce Sirianni and Dr. Melvin B. Dyster.
Dyster, who received his award from Dr. Robert L. Bull, received a special cake in recognition of his 90th birthday - as well as a standing ovation from the crowd of 125-plus.
HART was formed in 1982. Its mission is to help members of the community maintain quality of life by linking them with qualified and affordable help. The agency operates out of First Presbyterian Church on Cayuga Street in Lewiston. For more information, call 716-754-8313 or visit www.hartinterfaith.org.
HART Interfaith board of directors President Judith Tederous addresses guests.
The Tops family table.
The Rev. Dr. Joyce Sirianni
Dr. Robert L. Bull presents an award to Dr. Melvin B. Dyster.
Dyster addresses the crowd.
Dyster receives a special birthday cake from Bonnie Nye.
(Photos by Joshua Maloni)

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