Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with members of the Town Board and the Department of Human Services to host the Town’s annual Women’s History Month Celebration. The event was held at Walter G. O’Connell High School in Copiague and highlighted this year’s theme of “weaving the stories of women’s lives.” Judge Debra Urbano-DiSalvo, Amityville Village Justice, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the celebration and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, who was elected to her first term this past fall, delivered the event’s keynote address. The ceremony also featured live performances, local vendors and community honorees.
Among those recognized were:
• Commissioner’s Recognition Award: Bernadette Baez – Urban League Mature Worker Program
• Gertrude Van Kirk Woman in Government Award: Mary Cascone – Town of Babylon History Museum
• Commissioner’s Recognition Award: Michelle Chang – Michelle’s 110 Diner
• Maxine S. Postal Humanitarian Award: Florence Findley – Town of Babylon Beautification Program
• Community Service Award: Erin Hurme – Amityville Acupuncture & Wellness
• Government Appreciation Award: Denise Manoogian – Town of Babylon Planning & Development
• Phoenix Award: Yashika Stewart and Debricka Taylor – Beautifully Unique, Inc.
• Community Service Award: Theresa Wilson-Coney, Esq. – The Eastern Shore Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Pictured from left to right are: Yashika Stewart; Debricka Taylor; Denise Manoogian; Supervisor Schaffer; Theresa Wilson-Coney, Esq.; Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Keynote Speaker; Florence Findley; Councilman Lindsay Henry; Erin Hurme; Ed Wiggins, Senator Phil Boyle’s Office; Mary Cascone; DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer, Suffolk County Legislature; Michelle Chang; Madeline A. Quintyne, Commissioner, Human Services; Bernadette Baez; Traci A. Fonville, Deputy Commissioner, Human Services; Councilman Tom Donnelly; and Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez.