Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez recently presented representatives of the New York/Long Island Fence Association with an official Town Proclamation to recognize their donation of materials and labor to build a fence around the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch. The fence will help improve the safety of the center and provides an area for children to play during the center’s youth summer camps. The donation is estimated to be worth at least $4,000.
The Gerald J. Ryan Center was founded in 1973 and is located on the grounds of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church on Straight Path in Wyandanch. The center is a not-for-profit organization that provides numerous services to the surrounding communities, including a food pantry, clothing donations, after-school programs and supply deliveries to seniors.
The New York/Long Island Fence Association is a chapter of the American Fence Association and is a coalition of fence contractors in the area. The association was founded in 2005 and now has over 70 members, including Cedar Fence, Piil Fence Company, Eastern Wholesale Fence, Wayside Fence and RFC Fences.
Pictured from left to right are Father William Brisotti of the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center; Mike Williams of Eastern Wholesale Fence; Joe Shea of Cedar Fence and Secretary of the New York/Long Island Fence Association; Sal Militello of Wayside Fence and Treasurer of Association; Ken Piil of Piil Fence Company and Past President of Association; Noelle Campbell, Executive Director of the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center; Ivonne Taveras of the Outreach Center; Myrna Salmeron of the Outreach Center; and Deputy Supervisor Martinez.