Six out of 10 categories of the Times of Smithtown's Men and Women of the Year issue were filled by Kings Park honorees. Each year the publication recognizes individuals and organizations in Smithtown for contributions to the community, volunteer service and civic responsibility.
Some of those recognized included Kings Park Civic Association President, Sean Lehmann, business owner Mike Franchi and Fort Salonga Elementary School principal, Arlene Mullin.
The Kings Park Civic Association, under Lehmann's leadership, has been instrumental in bringing change to the downtown area. In 2011, Kings Park saw the addition of a and. The organization also brought to light unsafe conditions regarding buildings on Main Street in a prompting repair to the buildings.
Regarding Lehmann, the Times said, “For the many hours he puts in for his community, his welcoming nature and attention to the needs of others, Sean Lehmann is The Times of Smithtown's Man of the Year in Civics.”
Business owner, later this month, was recoginzed as the publication's Man of the Year in Business.
Others who were recognized include:
People of the Year in Religion: St. Vincent de Paul Pantry at St. Joseph’s Church
Good Neighbors of the Year: Sean Weisse Foundation
People of the Year in Health: Kings Park Farmers Market
Woman of the Year in Education: Arlene Mullin, principal at Fort Salonga Elementary
Volunteer of the Year: Rick Holmes, head custodian at Kings Park High School
Click here to read the full report.