Tonight, the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce will honor the committee that organized the assembly of the village's 9/11 memorial as its "Citizen of the Year."
"This honor is bestowed by the Chamber on a group or an individual who has distinguished themselves by contributing their time and talents to benefit the entire community," the chamber notes on its website.
The committee steered financing and planning for the memorial, which was , the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and four passenger airplanes.
"These people gave selflessly of themselves to erect this lasting monument to the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001," the chamber announcement states.
Phil Bronzi, the chamber's president, feels that the committee "did a tremendous job" putting together the monument.
Also being honored is Martin Bancroft, a longtime Mount Kisco resident and volunteer firefighter was died late last year. He will posthumously receive a Lifetime Commitment Recognition. Bronzi described Bancroft as an "instrumental part of the community."
About 170 people are expected for the night, Bronzi said.
"It should be a great crowd."
The memorial committee members being honored are (according to the chamber's website): Co-Chairs Rich Alexander and Paul Felice, George Arco, John Boddie, Michael Boles, Alfredo Bueti, Edward Clark, Gina DiLeo-Acuna, Irving Farber, Andy Guich, Howard Kensing, Mario Muccioli, Joseph Scopelliti and Carl Sickles.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Kisco Holiday Inn, with hors d'oeuvres and wine, with dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. For more details, click here for the chamber's website.