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    Albany, N.Y. – 05/06/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) honored Anita Mooney and George Baum of Putnam County with New York State Senate Proclamations during the 2014 New York State Senior Citizen Recognition Day.

    The event, hosted by the State Office for the Aging, is hosted each year to recognize older volunteers for their service to fellow New Yorkers.

    “I am honored to recognize the work that both Anita and George have done for our community,” said Senator Greg Ball. “These are two very remarkable people that have selflessly donate countless hours of their time to our community.”

    Anita Mooney was born and raised in Yonkers, NY and has resided in Putnam County for 42 years. She worked for 15 years for Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and for 10 years for BOCES Pre-School. Anita has one son and daughter in law and 2 twin grandchildren.

    Anita has been a volunteer for over 45 years and has donated her time as Senior RSVP volunteer and also as an active supporter of the Mahopac-Carmel Senior Drop-In Center. Anita has been an active member acting as kitchen supervisor, and shopper for supplies.  For 4 years Anita has participated in the Heart Walk at Brewster High School and also the March of Dimes. Her charisma has made her a top winner in the sale of Community Action Program Chance Sales which she has participated in for over 6 years. Anita has also volunteered for over 5 years for the 4-H Club, the Salvation Army, the Mahopac Chamber of Commerce, the Hospital Fair and the Breakfast with Santa.

    George Baum has been a resident in New York State since 1966 and currently resides in the Town of Kent, New York with his wife of 32 years Katherine. Their blended family consists of 8 children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. George Baum is a retired scientist with a number of important patents.

    Since 1994 George has lived in Kent where he became an active volunteer in the conservation community. George has volunteered with many community organizations including the Kent Recycle Center, Kent Fiscal Watch, the Carmel School District Committee to Rescue the Bond, The Putnam County Environmental Management Council, Putnam County RSVP Program, Town of Kent Committee to Review the DEP Croton Plan, The Town of Kent Conservation Advisory Committee, The Putnam County Groundwater Protection and Utilization Committee, the Putnam Energy Committee, and the Restoration of the Fire Tower. 

    Contact: Joe Bachmeier, or (845) 531-9796