The New Year Starts with a Woman Grand Marshal
Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
Paula Murphy looked forward to kicking back last Monday night.
It was, “PBS News Hour,” here I come.
But her son Evan called to coax her a second time. He was meeting a friend at Great South Bay Bar. “Please, ma, come. There’s someone who wants to meet you,” he persisted. And besides, Evan said, Tom Keegan wanted her there. So she dutifully showed up.
Imagine over 50 pairs of Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce gleeful eyes staring upon entry. Surprise! You’re the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshal. Continue reading
Long-time community supporter, Tom Keegan, received a well-deserved Proclamation from Senator Thomas Croci. Tom was named Grand Marshal of the 2017 Patchogue Village St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an event he started years ago and has work hard to build into the amazing event it is today: a parade down Main Street that is preceded by a 5k run and followed by a day of celebration.
Click on the link to view: Senator-Croci-Proclamation
Thomas J. Keegan, Jr. (picture above right) participated in this year’s 6th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to help support Special Olympics New York.
Former Chamber President and Dinner Chair, Lari Fiala (left) presents Tom Keegan (right) with the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce JP BROWN SPIRIT AWARD. The award is named after the late Justus P. Brown who for decades helped guide Patchogue in general and the Central Business District in particular. While the community lost JP in 2008, his “spirit” definetly lives on in Patchogue. Tom was the proud recipient of the award at the 2014 Installation Dinner.
Attorney Jamie G. Rosner was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for his participation in the 2015 New York State Mock Trial Tournament.
Attorney Thomas J. Keegan, Jr. was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for his participation in the 2015 New York State Mock Trial Tournament.
In September, the Suffolk Police Veterans Association will be hosting a 100k paddle race from the Great South Bay to Montauk. Please consider supporting such a great organization by visiting http://suffolkpolicevets.org/
Jamie G. Rosner served as treasurer for the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce from 2012 to 2014. Upon stepping down as treasurer this year, he was honored with proclamations from the Town of Islip, the New York State Assembly, and the Suffolk County Legislature.
Since 2006, Keegan & Keegan, Ross & Rosner has supported River Elementary’s River 5k run. This past year’s run was the last one planned by River Elementary but we have been honored to be able to support such an event over the years.