HAPPIEST DAY IN KISMET: RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW SIDEWALKS
The Largest Pubic Works Project that ever took place on Fire Island
Even the heavens cooperated by not opening up in full till the ribbon was cut finalizing a process that took 25 years to come to fruition: Glorious New Sidewalks. In a touching ceremony at what has to be the happiest meeting ever Sam, in his unique, surprisingly funny style, offered Kismet Community Service awards to all those who worked on the sidewalks (and yes, Sam, I did think when you said it was "a party for all those who worked on the streets" it would be those actual hunky WORKERS!). Awards were given to those engineers on the "nightmare project", and who thanked us for our hospitality, as well as well deserved standing ovations for KCA Pres Bill Jenks, Artie Weinstein and especially Marsha, whose tireless work plodded on under the radar often will little recognition or encouragement (understatement).
Sam concluded with, "if you don't want to eat the cake here take it home - it has real sand and concrete in it!"
Sam Wood, Bob Nelson, John Moltani, (Nelson and Pope Engineering), Bill Jenks, Marsha Hunter, Art Weinstein, ex-islip town engineer Steve Rizzo, deputy Islip town attorney Ernie Cannava
Welcoming Committee plus one
Made with real sand & concrete I hear
THE FACES BELOW REFLECT THE PRIDE & JOY IN ACCOMPLISHMENT
FOR THOSE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN AND THOSE WHO APPRECIATE IT
VIP Honorees Sam & Artie
Honorees Jenks and Hunter confer (as no doubt they have many times)
A victory moment for Honorees Weinstein & Rizzo
KCA Pres Bill Jenks, Marsha Hunter, Artie Weinstein and Ernie Canava all got standing ovations along with the various engineers who organized and executed the "nightmare"project
Marcia's detailed history of sidewalks fascinating reading
nice food, kid friendly punch
even the kids had fun.....