The Bronze Key is a national recognition award granted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to an NCADD affiliate. It is the highest local award presented by an NCADD affiliate. Mr. Decio has been a friend and supporter of AARC for many years. Two of Mr. Decio’s daughters, Lindy and Jay, were present for the event.
Honorary Chairs of the event were Ara Parseghian, Roger Valdiserri and Jim Gibbons (The Romeos – Retired Old Men Eating Out). Bob Nagle served as master of ceremonies and entertained the crowd. AARC Executive Director Sharon Burden gave an overview of the agency and recognized sponsors of the event. AARC Board of Directors President Pat Flynn presented the award to Mr. Decio, who gave a short speech recognizing the work of AARC.
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