The Lewiston-based Home Assistance Referral Team held its seventh annual dinner and awards celebration Thursday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
HART honored Hibbard’s Original Frozen Custard – marking its 80th anniversary in 2019 – as well as Hibbard’s Old Portage Shop Liquors; the expansion team that helped the agency create new office space: Martha Bennett and Adeline Candella (interior design; pictured), John DePasquale (construction), Bondi Electric (electrical contractor), Steve’s Heating & Cooling (HVAC); and laborers/resources Ken-Struction Inc. (Ken Bedore), Bruno Baldassare, Scott Barber, Tom Hanson, Gunnar Krupa and Larry White; and IT specialist Ron Adams (special president’s award).
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch introduced the Hibbard family. She said, in part, “Founder Harold Hibbard had more foresight than even he would have imagined. He was astute enough to choose ice cream and liquor, and created a family dynasty. Now, three generations later, they are still going strong. … Hibbard’s Custard and Lewiston are synonymous. There is no doubt that they have been an economic engine for our village, drawing visitors from all over to taste their delicious custard.”
Dinner guests were treated to Hibbard’s custard for dessert. Attendees included Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and councilmen Rob Morreale and Bill Geiben.
Founded in 1982, HART is a nonprofit referral service that provides care to seniors and those needing assistance, allowing them to remain independent in their own home. HART has over 300 caregivers from throughout Niagara and Erie counties registered in the program. Close to 500 cases are processed annually.
For more information, call 716-754-8313 or visit www.hartprogram.org.
Welch and Harold Hibbard
HART's Pat Berggren, Kris (Hibbard) Trunzo and Harold Hibbard
Adams and daughter
Morreale and Broderick
Bennett and Candella