ROCKLAND RESIDENTS TO BE HONORED FOR SERVICE TO THE COUNTY AT 2015 YOUTH FORUM AND AWARDS DINNER

PRESS RELEASE

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, the Rockland County Youth Bureau and its Board of Directors will present 2015 Service Awards to deserving individuals at the 35th Annual Youth Forum and Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 14 at the Nyack Seaport.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

“Many thanks to this year’s honorees for their dedication to our communities and to all the residents of Rockland County,” said Day.  “These individuals are true role models to both young and old.”

This year’s event holds special significance, as it marks the Youth Forum’s 35th anniversary.  The dinner will be dedicated to “Celebrating Our Inner Child!”

The following individuals will be recognized:

The Joseph A. Myers Service to Youth Award: The recipients of this year’s award are Kobi Axelrod, a senior at Clarkstown South High School and  Kelly Houlihan, a senior at Albertus Magnus High School. The Joseph A. Myers award is based solely on the applicants volunteer community service, not scholastic achievement or school related activities, clubs, etc.  Both student winners will receive a plaque and a $1,000 check in recognition of their selfless commitment.

The Dennis J. Fleming Award will be presented to Catherine O’Brien for demonstrating a long-term concern for and involvement in promoting positive youth development to ensure our communities offer young people the services, supports and opportunities to develop to their full potential.

The Youth Forum Business Award will be presented to Lynch’s Restaurant of Stony Point for demonstrating an active role in the promotion and support of children, youth and families in Rockland County.

The Father F. Peter Malet Award will be presented to Francis R. Nardi for over 30 years of unwavering service to children, youth and families in Rockland County.

The event is made possible through the generosity of Simona & Jerry Chazen, Chestnut Ridge Transportation, Inc., Haverstraw Transit, Inc., Inserra Supermarkets, Rockland Community College Association Inc., Tilcon New York Inc., David Farrison, Susan Rutledge and Dan and Kathy Pitiger.

Tickets cost $50 each and include dinner service and dessert.  Purchase tickets now by contacting Marianne McCarney-Haesche, Assistant Director of the Rockland County Youth Bureau at 845-638-5166.