Members of the Springfield Police Department, Deputy Police Chief Bill Cochran, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Judi Crowell, Communications Director Bill Baker, Springfield Thunderbirds President Nathan Costa and Boomer, Ryan Smith Radio Play by Play announcer, longtime 22 News anchor Barry Kriger (retired), radio personalities Steve Nagle of the Bax and Nagle Rock 102 Morning Show, and John O’Brien of OB Podcast, and many brother and sister Elks were among those in attendance. The Floyd Patterson Band performed the musical entertainment for the evening.
Mayor Sarno states, “Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood, Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and I were all proud to join with Springfield Together, our Springfield Police Department and my brother and sister Elks to support a great cause and organization. Springfield Together, the Springfield Elks Lodge and our Springfield Police Department’s C3 team do such a tremendous job supporting our community, especially our children through the many youth programs that are organized throughout the year. Special thanks to Springfield Together Attorney Neil Phillips and Gary Delisle and everyone who came out to support this great event.”