MEMORY OF MODEL CITIZEN RANDY ZAPAKIN
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Nov. 23, 2012 – The Town of Yorktown is inaugurating an annual Community Service Award that is named in memoriam for resident Randy Zapakin, announced Town of Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace.
The first recipients are Yorktown Girl Scout troops, who will receive the honor in a ceremony at the Dec. 1 Holiday Light Parade Spectacular (http://yorktownholidayparade.wordpress.com/).
Mr. Zapakin, who died Nov. 8 after being struck by a vehicle while on foot in his neighborhood, was beloved throughout town as a compassionate, generous volunteer and a prominent spokesperson for American Cancer Society’s Yorktown Relay for Life.
“A vital part of this administration’s social agenda since Day One,” said Supervisor Grace, “is doing everything in our power to enable and encourage community outreach, charity and volunteerism, through initiatives such as Yorktown Organizations United. That holiday spirit is what ennobles and comforts us at this time of year. We want to harness the positive energy year round by highlighting good deeds and good people, as exemplified by citizens like Randy Zapakin.”
Certificates of Appreciation acknowledging recipients of the Randy Zapakin Yorktown Community Service Award will be accompanied by an honorarium privately funded through the Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation.