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Kids In Distressed Situations Lines Up Gold Medalist for Annual Event

Gymnast Jordyn Wieber will be the special guest emcee, and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker will present the keynote address.

KIDS HONORS: Kids In Distressed Situations Inc.’s lineup for its gala slated for New York City this December includes Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber as special guest emcee, and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker will present the keynote address. The 27th annual event will honor the Army & Air Force Exchange Services as its Retailer of the Year and children’s wear brand Kahn Lucas as its Manufacturer of the Year. In addition, Booker will accept the K.I.D.S. Agency Partner Award on behalf of Newark Now, which provides services and programs to more than 15,000 impoverished families in that city. The Donor Partner Award will go to the Toy Industry Foundation. The event will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Dec. 6.