3210 Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN 219.462.5144 219.465.0098

Friends & Legends Reception

Valpo Parks Foundation hosts its annual "Celebrating Friends & Legends" reception each May. The recognition event serves to honor those who lend support and volunteer to aid in the mission of the Foundation. The "Art & Irene Malasto Legends Award" is presented to give recognition and appreciation to a person or business that has supported the Valpo Parks in a significant way through volunteer service, leadership, and/or gifts of financial support. Their commitments to the Parks mission of positively impacting the Quality of Life in our community have inspired others to follow in their example. This year's event will be held May 3, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Butterfield Family Pavilion located at Old Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. Over 250 community leaders and friends attended.

This year's recognition is given to Doug Pierce as a "Legendary Friend", and to Dr. E. Ric & Kaye Frataccia who will be recognized with the Park Foundation's highest expression of thanks, the "Art & Irene Malasto Legends Award".  New this year, the Samardzija family will be honored with the inaugural "Community Champion" Award.  All receipients embody the spirit of this community and sustaning quality for Valparaiso.  

For information on upcoming Foundation events, email the Parks Foundation at hpierce@valpo.us or call 219-462-5144. 

Album Link: received "Legendary Friend" Award and Larry Moore, the "Art & Irene Malasto Legends Award" on May 4, 2017 at the annual recognition event.

The support of our  Foundation Partners  and event sponsors helps fund our Foundation events and projects. For sponsorship information, contact Director of Development Lisa Kusbel

For more information regarding this and other Valpo Parks Foundation events please contact Helene Pierce at 219.462.5144.



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