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Levittown Residents to Be Honored as ‘Women of Distinction’

Women will be recognized for their dedication and impact on the community.

Margaret Santer.
Margaret Santer.

Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) announced that he will host his annual “Women of Distinction” Awards ceremony in Farmingdale on Saturday to “honor the extraordinary achievements of hardworking and generous women from his district.”  

Women from the 17th Assembly District will be recognized for their dedication and the tremendous impact they have had on their community.  The guest speaker of the event will be the Honorable Rose Marie Walker, Nassau County Legislature, District 17.

There are three women from Levittown who are among the nine women to be recognized:

Lousie Cassano -  “Levittown is a large community with a small town quality," said the lifelong resident of Levittown. 

Louise has served president of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce & the Levittown Community Council; is active in St. Bernard’s Church, where she taught religious instruction & co-chaired the Pre-Cana Program; and co-chaired the 50th & chaired the 60th Anniversary Celebrations for Levittown, among many community activities for which she is known.

Jessica Koenig -  She has been in the library field for over 25 years, serving as Assistant Director of the Long Beach Library for 4.5 years, Director of the Island Trees Library for 2 years and now the Director of the Island Park Library, just reopened following Superstorm Sandy.

 Jessica has selflessly volunteered her time in the Levittown community, representing the Levittown Historical Society in the Levittown School District’s Annual LEADD Walk & Fair, representing either the Historical Society or the Island Trees Public Library at the Levittown/Island Trees Memorial Day Parade, running the sand table at the Levittown Community Council’s Lazy Days of Summer event, and participating at the Community Council’s Winterfest and Earth Day Cleanup events.

Margaret Santer - She has been a Levittown resident for 45 years. During those years, she has been a Brownie Troop Leader and a PTA Volunteer at Summit Lane School, Wisdom Lane Middle School and Division Avenue High School, all in Levittown. 

Margaret is an active congregant of St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Levittown, where she has been involved in Rosary Confraternity and been a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound. She is also a volunteer at local blood drives. Margaret has served on the Levittown Public Library Board for 25 years. This year, she was re-elected by her community to serve on the Board for another 5 year term of office.

The ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library, located at 116 Merritts Rd.

frank Lazzaro August 18, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Congratulations and Best Wishes to you Margaret Santer - I only wish you can run for Public Office. You would make a great County Executive.

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