BY CHERYL SLAVIN
At last Tuesday’s regular town meeting, five Eagle Scouts received certificates of honor from the Stony Point Town Board in recognition of their community service. Each scout had chosen to use his Eagle Scout project as a way to make improvements that would benefit the town as a whole.
Shawn Fenton chose to clean and update the area around the Spring Monument on Route 9W. Matthew Hill designed a brick walkway to highlight the Berlin Wall fragment located by the town’s courthouse. To raise money for the project, he offered commemorative bricks for sale on which the donor could have a personalized inscription.
Christopher DeGennaro worked with the Stony Point chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Stony Point Historical Society President Susan Filgueras to restore the Old Rose Cemetery. The improvements will include a new historical marker to be placed at the site. Danny Fagelman restored the Vincent Clark Park bocce ball courts that had been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
These four scouts were all present to receive their certificates from Supervisor Geoff Finn and commendations by legislator Doug Jobson. The fifth scout, Thomas DiDomizio, was already in college and could not attend. He was honored for designing and installing a picnic area, including landscaping and benches, outside Town Hall and the Rose Memorial Library.
The town board also passed a packet of resolutions to pave the way for the Wayne Hose annual Wayne Day Bazaar, to be held this year from July 8 through the 11at Kirkbride Hall. This year’s event coincides with, and will be included in the list of events, celebrating the town’s sesquicentennial. As with last year’s bazaar, the festivities will include a fireworks display. Councilman Tom Basile recommendation to specifically link the fireworks with the town’s 150th anniversary celebration was supported by the other board members.
Susan Filgueras was also on hand to announce upcoming sesquicentennial events including a talk by Rockland author Linda Zimmerman on May 2 at the RHO Building, 1-4 p.m., and a concert by the U.S.A.F. Heritage of America Band at North Rockland High School on May 4. On June 28 there will be a “Stony Point Meet Yourself” event at the Stony Point Center, an opportunity for businesses, nonprofits and faith based organizations to set up a booth and introduce themselves to the Stony Point community.
For more information about these and other events, call 845-942-5030.