Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with members of the Babylon Town Board, fellow local officials and community leaders for the town’s 32nd annual Black History Month Celebration, presented by the town’s Department of Human Services. Held at Amityville Memorial High School, the theme of this year’s event was “African Americans and the Vote” and featured a keynote address from Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, the first African American sheriff and first African American elected official to hold a non-judicial countywide office in Suffolk County. The event also featured live performances, vendors and honorees from the area who received special recognition for their contributions to the local community.
Pictured seated in front are this year’s honorees (from left to right): Marcus Duffin; Rev. Saba McHunguzi; Tarik Payton; Jason Richberg; Jordon Kermit Wilson, Sr.; Lamont Wilson; and Eddie Wynn.
Pictured behind them are (from left to right): Dr. Terry Fulton, Trustee, Amityville Board of Education; Juan Leon, Trustee, Amityville Board of Education; John Schneidawin, Jr. Trustee, North Babylon Board of Education; Christopher Connors, Office of New York Senator Phil Boyle; Anthony Manetta, Councilman, Town of Babylon; Jacqueline Gordon, Former, Councilwoman, Town of Babylon; Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Suffolk County Sheriff, Keynote Speaker; Geraldine Compitello, Town Clerk, Town of Babylon; Peter Robinson, Trustee, Copiague School Board; Janene Wilson; Daniel Lloyd, Master of Ceremonies; Tony Martinez, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Babylon; DuWayne Gregory, Councilman, Town of Babylon; Andrew Ayodeji, Master of Ceremonies; Kevin McCaffrey, Suffolk County Legislator; Madeline A. Quintyne-McConney, Commissioner of Human Services, Town of Babylon; Traci A. Fonville, Deputy Commissioner of Human Services, Town of Babylon; and Supervisor Schaffer.