EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Eastchester's 350th Anniversary group recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award.
The group received the award at Eastchester Rotary’s 50th Anniversary event on March 27. Rotary President Dr. Joseph Comizio presidented the President's Volunteer Service Award to Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc.
Initiated by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama, the honor recognizes volunteer groups who are nominated by other organizations, such as the Rotary, and who have provided a minimum of 1,000 hours of service to their enterprise. The award program is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service and recognizes and expresses appreciation for the “commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service," according to a release.
“Clearly our steering committe members, team of authors, supporters of the educational program and fall exhibit and many volunteers planning the festive celebrations this spring deserve this recognition,” stated Town Clerk Linda (Doherty) Laird, Co-Chair of Eastchester’s 350th. “Their selfless contribution of their own time over a period of many months has inspired the community! We are grateful to the Eastchester Rotary for placing our name in nomination with the White House and are inspired by the other groups in town who were similarly honored last week.”