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Kings Parkers on Local Pub's Best People Lists

Times of Smithtown honors Kings Park with six out of 10 categories in their Men and Women of the Year edition.

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.

John J. Gallagher January 05, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Wonderful, Sean......proud to know you.....and you're one of those "involved" and self-motivated people who's right in "our back yard"....Congratulations.....well deserved !

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