The Yorktown Girl Scouts were honored earlier this month and received the first annual Randy Zapakin Yorktown Community Service Award.
The troop received the award on Dec. 1 during Yorktown's annual tree lighting. The award was created in memory of Yorktown's beloved Randy Zapakin, who was killed near his home on Farm Walk Road while he was walking his dog on Nov. 8.
Susan Sommer, who has coordinated the caroling and the tree lighting with Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department since the event’s inception, represented the Girl Scouts.
Troop representatives said they wanted to thank those who selected them to receive the recognition. Girl scout troops created ornaments to decorate the newly planted trees flanking the large Christmas tree.
This was the first year the Parks and Recreation held a parade as an addition to the annual event. Residents lined the streets to view the light displays and enjoy the evening’s festivities.
Parade participants included the Girl Scouts of Lakeland and Yorktown, Yorktown Heights Fire Department, Mohegan Lake Fire Department, Millwood Fire Department, Yorktown Heights Ambulance Corp, Muscoot Farm 4H, Yorktown ASK, the Lion’s Club, and Yorktown Grange.
Click here for photos from the parade.
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