Published On: Fri, Oct 26th, 2018

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s 22nd annual Walk of Recognition – Nov 7

22nd Annual Ceremony & Reception takes place Wednesday, November 7 at The Addison

By Kenny Spahn

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s annual Walk of Recognition Induction Ceremony and Reception takes place Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (6-9 p.m) at The Addison in downtown Boca. The evening also includes a fantastic by-the-bite dinner and adult libations.

Now in its 22nd year, the Walk of Recognition award ceremony will recognize three outstanding honorees who have served the interest of our community and enriched the lives of Boca Raton: Dr. Dick Reed (long-time local educator and Key Club Scholarship Walk Founder);  Rita Thrasher (retired school teacher, Executive Director of Boca Raton’s Promise: the Alliance for Youth, and Founder and Chairman of the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health); and the Boca Raton Museum of Art (established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton).


As a new addition, this year’s winners and all of the past winners will receive a special Walk of Fame medallion Guest also get to feast upon unlimited samplings of a Mediterranean-themed by-the-bite dinner served at a variety of food stations, along with a full bar and refreshing libations including Champagne.


The Walk of Recognition event’s Presenting Sponsors are Marta and Jim Batmasian; the Committee Co-Chairs are Marta Batmasian and Joyce DeVita; and the Committee Members are Denise Alman and Ann Schauer.

BRHS&M Executive Director Mary Csar states, “The Walk of Recogntion is my favorite event because we honor the special individuals and institutions who have built our community. We are proud to recognize people from all walks of life, along with a wide range of institutions, who have made a positive impact on the quality of life in Boca Raton.”

Tickets are $75, including unlimited food and adult libations.  The event is free for all past inductees.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum at (561) 395-6766, Ext.101; or visit: Tickets may also be purchased in person at the BRHS&M, located at 71 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

L to R: Irvin Lippmann, Exec. Dir. Boca Raton Museum of Art; Jody Grass, Board Chair of the Boca Raton Museum of Art; Hank Jawhari, Board President Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum; Marta Batmasian; Rita Thrasher; Dr. Dick Reed, and Mary Csar, Exec. Dir. Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s 22nd annual Walk of Recognition 22nd Annual Ceremony & Reception takes place Wednesday, November 7 at The Addison, located at 2 East Camino Real in downtown Boca Raton.

More Information: 

The mission and the purpose of the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum is to collect, preserve, and present information and artifacts, relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton, and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in our community. For more information, visit

Instituted in 1997, the BRHSAM’s Walk of Recognition award has been presented to 91 deserving members of the community.  Each inductee’s name is also inscribed in a stunning black granite plaque, or on the Wall of Honor (for those who are deceased), which are both set into a commemorative monument featuring the mission of the program, beneath the Mizner statue in Royal Palm Place, in Boca Raton.

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located in Mizner Park (501 Plaza Real) in downtown Boca Raton.  For more information, visit:

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About the Author

- KEN SPAHN is an award-winning Food Critic and Culinary Author, and a renowned restaurant & hospitality authority and consultant. He has authored over 800 food-related articles; appeared on numerous TV, radio, online, and print venues; served as Celebrity Judge at culinary competitions; taught Hospitality Management courses at local colleges; appeared as a guest speaker at industry events; consulted and recruited for hundreds of restaurant, hotel, and food service operators; and has been intricately involved in countless food, wine, culinary, and restaurant events. Mr. Spahn is widely recognized as one of Florida's most knowledgeable and well-connected restaurant professionals. Ken Spahn is also the Founder and President of RESTAURANT PLACEMENT GROUP, the exclusive recruiting, consulting, and placement firm for the Restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry. For more information, visit: Boca Raton Tribune is honored to have Mr. Ken Spahn on its team!

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