Elected officials recreate 100-year-old photo to kickoff

LINDENHURST, New YorkSupervisor Rich Schaffer along with Babylon Town Board, various town commissioners and the mayors of Amityville, Babylon and Lindenhurst Villages came together on the steps of Babylon Town Hall on March 14 to announce the formation of a committee to plan the celebration of the town’s milestone 150th anniversary approaching in March of 2022. The group then stood on the steps of Town Hall to recreate a photo taken exactly one hundred years ago by Babylon leaders in 1918.

“Honoring the past and helping our residents understand the story of our town are important responsibilities for the government,” said Supervisor Schaffer. “Whether it be on the national, state or local level, the composition of the government is reflective of its citizens. I hope that our residents enjoy what we have in store for this anniversary as much as the people in this photo will,” he added.

Supervisor Schaffer says the committee will be led by a combination of volunteers from the community and Town of Babylon staff, especially Town Historian Mary Cascone and other members of the Department of Historic Services.

“For past anniversaries similar to this one, we have seen many traditional elements like parades and the publishing of literature to give residents, which are options I’m sure the committee will consider,” said Cascone. “Thanks to the widespread use of social media today, we have many unique opportunities to reach our residents and help them learn about our history,” she added.

Schaffer says final personnel choices for the committee will be made in the coming months. For more information, please contact the Department of Historic Services at (631) 587-3750.


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