Hempstead Town Notebook: 'Make A Difference' Awards

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Town Announces 'Make A Difference' Awards Winners

Hempstead Town recognized 14 extraordinary community members for contributions to their local neighborhoods at the 15th Annual "Make A Difference" Awards ceremony on Nov. 15.

In addition, the town posthumously honored a man from Lido Beach who was a dynamic presence in the seaside community.

According to the town, the honorees have all dedicated themselves to enriching the lives of others. Hundreds of nominations were received for the award.

The winners of the "Make A Difference" Award are:

  • Edward Corrado (East Rockaway)
  • Tom Deierlein (Garden City)
  • Heriberto "Tony" Giron (Freeport)
  • Kiera Grassi and Hannah Mutum (Franklin Square)
  • Claudia Ledwith (Valley Stream)
  • Joseph and Kristine McGarry (Levittown)
  • Marybeth Rein (Oceanside)
  • Susan Salem (Bellmore)
  • Danielle Sander (Seaford)
  • Salvatore Spinicchia (Valley Stream)
  • Florence Stabile (Wantagh)
  • Edith Whitaker (Hempstead)
  • Mark Dirolf (Lido Beach)


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