The Amityville Park Commission has been in existence under varying forms and names since the 1930’s. Its mission was always to beautify the Village of Amityville through gardens and other attractive displays.
This has also been part of the mission of the Bay Village Civic Association. For nearly ten years, it has been actively beautifying and enhancing public spaces, often consulting and collaborating with Corinne Budde, chairperson of the Park Commission. Most recently, recognizing a need for shade at the Dog Park and discussing it with Mrs. Budde, a pergola was donated for that park by the BVCA.
At this year’s annual Brunch/Raffle at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club, Corinne and the members of the Park Commission were recognized. Joining BVCA president Joan Donnison were many members of the community. In her speech, Joan noted that the Commission members are master gardeners and/or horticulturalists. They volunteer their expertise and efforts in all kinds of conditions, frequently with cars whizzing by!
Elected officials also acknowledged the Commission’s contributions. Words of praise were offered by N.Y. State Senator Michael Venditto, N.Y. State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Town of Babylon Councilman Tony Martinez, Village of Amityville Trustee Dennis Siry, and former Deputy Mayor Peter Casserly.
If you have admired the Village entranceways, the planter boxes in the summer, and the gardens at the beach, The Triangle and Gazebo, you have witnessed the results of their work. The accolades are well deserved.
In spite of having to postpone this event one week due to the blizzard, the Brunch was well attended. By all accounts, the raffle was a success. There were wonderful and valuable gifts donated by many individuals and businesses. All the recipients were delighted!
The Bay Village Civic Association represents the residents of the Village of Amityville. More information can be found at www.bayvillagecivic.org or on their Facebook page. You may also contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.