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Posted on: June 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Parkdale Civic Association Beautifies North Babylon Roundabout


Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly and Councilwoman Jackie Gordon to present the North Babylon Parkdale Civic Association with an honorary citation for their contribution to the community by adopting the Kime Avenue Traffic Roundabout. The Parkdale Civic Association adopted the roundabout to help improve the traffic around Kime and Greenwood Drive as well as to beautify the area.

The spot was adopted by Andrew and Elinor Spadafora, who volunteer for the civic association. The Spadaforas donated plant material, planted colorful flowers and installed both security cameras and solar lighting at the site. Over 600 tulip and daffodil bulbs were donated by Stables garden center in North Babylon to help spruce up the garden. This project is a fulfillment of one of the civic association's goals: to improve the community through beautification.

If you are interested in taking part in the Parkdale Civic Association, meetings are held every first monday of the month at 7:30 PM at Parkdale Elementary School.

Front Row: From left to right: holding banner from Girl Scout Troop 2780: Emma Vieta, Mackenzie LoSardo, Peyton LoSardo, Ashley Beck, From Girl Scout Troop 1783: Gianna Beck, Juliet Beck. Holding Ribbon: Isabella Foxpop, Samantha Olivia, Giavonna Foxpop.

Middle Row: From left to right: Boy Scout Troop 399: Jacob Martin, David Martin; Parkdale Civic Association VP Stephen Bradberry, Parkdale Civic Association Secretary Joanne Marquardt, Deputy Supervisor Martinez, Councilwoman and Beautification Chair Gordon, Parkdale Civic Association President Terence McSweeney, Parkdale Civic Association Past President Ann Beck, Parkdale Civic Association Treasurer Rita Ortiz, Senator Phil Boyle Representative Gordon Canary, Boy Scout James White, Troop 399, Supervisor Schaffer, Stables Garden Center Representative Kenny Verderose.

Back Row: From Left to Right: North Babylon Lions Club President Richard Irizarry, Councilman Donnelly, Parkdale Civic Association Past President Gene McParland, Elinor Spadafora, Andrew Spadafora, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Chief of Staff Bilal Malik, Boy Scout Troop 399 Scout Master Joseph Fatuzzo, Boy Scout Troop 399 Committee Chair Antonella Langdon.

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