On April 8, hundreds of Local 79 retirees gathered at Villa Barone in the Bronx for Local 79’s festive annual Spring Retiree Luncheon. The four-hour event featured food, drink, dancing, and prizes—ranging from food baskets to high-end electronic goods—that were raffled off to the lucky winners. The highlight of the event was when Business Manager Mike Prohaska presented seven retirees with plaques that recognized their 50 years of membership in Local 79. The list of the honorees follows: Augusto Fiorella; Lino Trovini; Salvatore Rappa; John Parrino; Victor Castellana; Marco Pulito; and Vincenzo Morrone. Local 79 thanks them for their half-century of dedication and service to the union.