The Town of Babylon and West Babylon Main Street Organization honored three students who have gone above and beyond in their community service efforts. The students were presented with the Presidential Gold Service Award. These are the three students:
Kaylah Smolenski: 163 Hours
Volunteer Hours: Swim Instructor at Anthony Sanchez Pool, Buddies Program at WB Library, WB Soccer Club Marathon (benefits seriously ill children and Ronald McDonald House), WB Community Youth Center Camp Counselor.
Meghan Smolenski: 130 Hours
Volunteer Hours: Swim Instructor at Anthony Sanchez Pool, Buddies Program at the WB Library, WB Soccer Club Marathon
Cassidy McCarthy: 111 Hours
Five year old Cassidy is a cancer survivor. Cassidy wanted all children at Winthrop Cancer Center for Kids to smile and be able to have colorful, fun Band Aids. She collects donations of unique Band Aids for the WCC which helps children through their treatments.
Many elected officials joined the community at the very special award ceremony. Supervisor Rich Schaffer presented the awardees with a special Certificate of Appreciation for their dedicated efforts. Supervisor Schaffer was joined by Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and Special Assistant Terence McSweeney in the presentation. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey and Chief of Staff from Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre's Office, Brendan Cunningham, also congratulated the girls for their volunteerism and their commitment to helping others.
On behalf of the West Babylon Chamber of Commerce, president Carmine Galletta, presented a check for $1,000.00 to Cassidy and donated 500 boxes of cool Band Aids for the children at Winthrop Cancer Center for Children.