Rockridge to Hold 2nd Annual Founders' Dinner Honoring Monte Belmonte

Rockridge Retirement Community will celebrate the 2nd Annual Founders' Dinner on Thursday, October 22 at 6 PM. The Founders' Dinner is an opportunity to recognize a community member who goes above and beyond their job description for the betterment of the Northampton area. This year, we will be honoring Monte Belmonte with the Violette Young Community Enrichment Award. Monte is best known as the morning DJ on WRSI but also well known in the community for Monte's March for the Food Bank of Western Mass and the Campout for Cancer that benefits the Cancer Connection. Recently it was announced that Monte will be taking over the Shea Theater in Turners Falls.

About the Violette Young Community Enrichment Award

Founded by Elmo & Violette Young in 1971, Rockridge has been a pillar of care and service in greater Hampshire County. As one of the first Registered Nurses for the community, one of the many programs started under Violette's leadership was the Ladies Auxiliary - which, to this day, provides vital services for the community at large. Violette's effervescent strength, compassion and sense of service is ever-present. Each year, the award will be given to an individual who exemplifies a multi-faceted set of criteria that has contributed to the betterment of the Greater Northampton area.

The Founders' Dinner is a fundraising event for Rockridge Retirement Community. For information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please call 413-586-2902.

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