The Irvies is a community award ceremony where businesses, neighbors, and our very own larger-than-life personalities are nominated and selected for awards demonstrating their unique talents, notorieties, and contributions to the greater good of Irvington. This fundraiser for the Irvington Development Organization (IDO) will be hosted Saturday, February 23 approximately 7pm at the Irvington Lodge (5515 E Washington St.).
Highlighting the kind, active, admirable (and oftentimes quirky) do-gooders of our community, The Irvies main focus is to give thanks and recognition to those in our neighborhood who deserve it most. As individuals, businesses, nonprofits, clubs, and mostly – as valued neighbors, The Irvies gives back a little something (a flashy award and some stage time) to those in who always give so much more.
For more than 15 years, Irvington Development Organization (IDO) has helped to preserve our community’s historic charm, promote positive commercial growth, and empower surrounding neighborhoods through effective strategic initiatives. By assisting in grant applications, green initiatives, and philanthropic endeavors, IDO — pronounced I do — is an ally to businesses and residents alike.
Light-hearted, boastful, yet almost ghastly, the Irvies are intended to strengthen neighborhood camaraderie, the satirical backbone of our community, and the valued humanitarianism and good will of so many in our area. This is our chance to come together and celebrate! Ranging from “The Tree Hugger,” to “Irving Legacy Award,” the spirit of the Irvies is laughable, appreciative, but most of all – Irvington.