Virginia Hefti of Greenknolls in Eastchester was honored with the first-ever Eastchester Covenant Award for her genealogy work, inspired by her lineage which can be traced back to one of the town's founding families, the Fowlers.
She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Westchester County Genealogical Society.
On top of the presentation, 100 guests enjoyed a cocktail dinner joined by Rockland County resident Jack Sherry as Ben Franklin, complete with kite.
For more information on future events, go to www.eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org.
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