Richard M. DeVos Sr., co-founder of Amway Corp. and board chairman of the Orlando Magic basketball team, will be the keynote speaker at the 25th annual Amherst Republican Dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Palms Restaurant, 7740 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, will receive the Woodcock Memorial Chairman's Award. The Bud Brennan Memorial Award will be presented to Dale Hudson, a longtime Amherst GOP committeeman, while the Bud Millane Humanitarian Award will be given to Charles L. Lumsden, co-founder of the accounting firm Lumsden and McCormick.
Other honorees will include Amherst Police Senior Investigator Dennis Dempsey, Fred Stanfield, Eugene Vukelic, John Michalski, Glenn Wiggle, State Police Capt. Terence McGuire, William Caputi, Charlie "The Butcher" Roesch, Linda A. Montante Zaepfel, Dr. Taj M. Jiva and James Gately.