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Prospect Park gala laid on the glitz

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Private eye: For the second straight year, 78th Precinct commanding officer, Deputy Inspector John Argenziano turned heads as he made the scene at Prospect Park’s fall fundraiser with gal pal Jerushka White.
Emily Lloyd, Alliance president and park administrator, receives a proclamation from Borough Hall flack Carlo Scissura.
NIce to see you! Deborah Schwartz, president of Brooklyn Historical Society (left), gets a warm welcome from Park Administrator and Alliance President Emily Lloyd.
Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey lends an ear.
Donald Cramer and Margaret Walton of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum enjoy the frolic.
Boardmember and honoree Leslie Puth (center) mingles with guests (one of whom is legendary 12th Street resident Jim van Putten, far left).

Park lovers partied up a storm at the Prospect Park Alliance’s fall fundraiser on Nov. 10, celebrating “our community and honoring its commitment to Prospect Park” by doling out awards, mostly to itself.

The cool honors were served in between the munchies, music and mingling in assorted “lounges,” set up to represent a unique aspect of the park.

There was plenty of back-slapping camaraderie and plaudits for the Prospect Park’s Junior Committee and Playground Committee “for outstanding service.” Alliance boardmember Leslie Puth was hailed with the James S.T. Stranahan Award, and Grace Lyu-Volckhausen, president of the Tiger Baron Foundation won the Wilbur A. Levin Award.

A silent auction sealed the deal.

Reach reporter Shavana Abruzzo at or by calling (718) 260-2529.

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