Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Councilwoman Jacqueline A. Gordon recently hosted the Volunteer Appreciation Reception at the Deer Park Fire House to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Town of Babylon’s Beautification Program and to thank those who have taken part in the initiative over the years. Over 175 guests comprising of civic associations, community leaders and program volunteers enjoyed the festivities, which included a salute to retiring Assemblyman Robert Sweeney. The reception also included large donations of food and refreshments from local establishments in addition to live music from the Deer Park High School Pep Band, led by Jerry Cannarozzo.
The Beautification Program encompasses the Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Spot and Adopt-A-Park initiatives as well as Community Service, Stewardship and Scouting. At the ceremony, Supervisor Schaffer and Councilwoman Gordon, who serves as chairperson for the program, joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly, Town Clerk Carol Quirk and Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma to express their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all the volunteers in attendance for their efforts to help keep the Town clean and beautiful. Members of Girl Scout Troop 269 from West Babylon assisted with hosting, serving and cleaning up at the event.
Pictured from left to right are Deputy Supervisor Martinez; Councilman Donnelly; Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma; Supervisor Schaffer; Assemblyman Sweeney; Beautification Program Director Florence Findley; Councilwoman Gordon; Town Clerk Carol Quirk and State Senator Phil Boyle.