Friday, 26 June 2009 09:27
On June 7, the weather cooperated and a lovely day unfolded as the Village of Kensington celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Almost 500 people joined in the festivities as both young and old, recent and long time residents came together to have a party. There were lots of exhibits including “Where in the world is your family from;” fingerprinting and safety demonstrations by the Kensington police force; an historical exhibit with over a dozen binders and photo albums to peruse; a community networking table; numerous raffle prizes and a centennial montage set to music created by one of the residents.
The day included a kosher catered barbecue luncheon on the grounds, followed by a comedian, welcome speech by Mayor Susan Lopatkin and presentation of a proclamation by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and a Congressional Record by a representative from Congressman Gary Ackerman’s office.
Other proclamations received by the Village include ones from New York State Senator Craig Johnson, New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman and Mayor Ronald Cooper of Lake Success.
The formal portion of the event was followed by dancing, trivia contests and raffle prizes. By all accounts, it was quite a successful event, bringing this long-standing community together to celebrate a milestone in its history.