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    An Afternoon to Honor Chris Bodkin
    May 26, 2017 11:21 am  
    An Afternoon to Honor Chris Bodkin

    The Sayville Historical Society would like to honor Chris Bodkin this spring! Chris turns 70 this year and we think it’s high time we thank him for all he has done for our community.

    Chris, a 1965 graduate of Sayville High School served the Town of Islip for years as Deputy Supervisor under Frank Jones who, together, saved “Jones Beach” from becoming condominiums, served on the Islip Industrial Administrative Board, the Islip Resource Recovery Board and the Islip Empire Zone Administrative Board. He serves on the Board of the L.I. Maritime Museum.
    Currently, he serves as an assistant to Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory.
    He has helped many local organizations including the Sayville Village Improvement Society, the Sayville Common Ground and the Sayville Food Pantry. But most particularly the local Veterans have benefitted by the stone markers Chris has placed to honor Carl Johnson, Florence Evans and Private Joseph Maragioglio. He has seen to it that the names of the Vietnam  and Afghan War Veterans were added to the Sparrow Park War Memorial. And, singlehandedly, he acquired the property on Cherry Ave. for the Baymen’s Soccer League.
    The Historical Society particularly appreciates Chris for his love of history, especially our History! And so on Sunday, June 11th from 3-6 we will have a “Thank You Chris” afternoon at the V.F.W. Hall at 400 Lakeland Ave. We would like to make sure everyone gets this information so please put this info into your newsletters or pass it along to anyone you think may want to join us on June 11th.
    Finger foods will be provided. There will be a cash bar which will benefit the VFW.
    The cost will be $20 to be paid at the door. In order to plan for this we would appreciate you letting us know how many to expect from your group or as individuals.

    Please email srobilotta@yahoo.com.
    Submitted by Suzanne Robilotta, Chair


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