FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2012
Annual Senior Recognition Event Attracts Record Numbers
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Carle Place, NY– Thanking North Hempstead seniors for helping to make the Town one of the best places to live in the country, Supervisor Jon Kaiman last week joined with members of his administration as well as state, county, and local elected officials to honor the Town’s seniors, and pay special tribute to honorees of the 40th Annual Senior Recognition Luncheon.
More than 600 guests attended the May 24th event at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, a record for the occasion. Twenty-five seniors from communities across North Hempstead were honored and presented with certificates of recognition.
“The Town continues to face fiscal challenges, but we will always continue to find ways to show our gratitude to every single one of you hare for helping to make North Hempstead such a great place to live and raise a family,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “We can never repay you but we have created programs like Project Independence to help you deal with everyday needs such as grocery shopping, and medical visits. You are the leaders and we need you to be our ambassadors to get the word out.”
The record crowd forced the Department of Community Services, the organizers of the event, to seat attendees in two separate rooms, the Saturnia and the Leornardo.
Presentations to the honorees and speeches from elected officials, including Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Councilwomen Viviana Russell, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, as well as Town Clerk Leslie Gross and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, were streamed electronically between the two rooms.
Gerry Beck, one of 40 members of the Leisure Club of New Hyde Park attending the event, praised the Town for giving back to seniors.
“It’s a wonderful thing the Town is doing in recognizing seniors,” he said. “We are the ones who are the asset and strength of the community.”
Click here to view photos from the event.