Warwick. Citizen of Year ceremony postponed until COVID restrictions lifted

| 19 Oct 2020 | 02:41

    This year’s Warwick Citizen of the Year ceremony, scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Landmark Inn, is being postponed until occupancy and safety restrictions allow increased attendance.

    Current COVID-19 mandates limit attendance to 50 guests. Event co-chairs Leo Kaytes Sr. and Stan Martin said advance ticket requests were on track to exceed the capacity.

    “Postponing the celebration will allow more persons to honor the recipients for their valued volunteer community service,” the two said in the press release announcing the postponement

    The event will honor WTBQ Radio owner Frank Truatt as Warwick’s 2020-2021 Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Community Service Award recipients Jennifer O’Connor, Warwick Valley Dispatch editor and community volunteer, plus the Warwick Relief Market fund-raising team of Carmela Borrazas and Nichole McCormick.

    Warwick Valley Rotarians donate funds raised from the Citizen of the Year program to Rotary International’s PolioPlus project to eliminate polio worldwide. Last year, thanks to matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the event raised $6,000.