Four community leaders and a New Rochelle High School junior were honored Thursday at the 75th anniversary luncheon for the New Rochelle Council of Community Services.
NRCCS Co-president Barbara Davis said she was thrilled about the outstanding honorees.
"I couldn't think of any better way to celebrate 75 years," she said.
The honorees were:
- Eugenia (Jeani) H. Miller, an adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle and board president of New Rochelle Day Nursery.
- Alida Yoguez, treasurer and founder of Bellas Artes Business Council, community activist.
- Rev. Dr. Allen Paul Weaver Jr., pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle.
- Roberta Fox, real estate manager, Community Housing Management Corp.
- Mariah Bigaud, 16, $1,000 scholarship recipient, volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club.
The council is an umbrella organization for health and human services agencies, religious institutions and educational facilities in New Rochelle.
"We make services known and make them available," said Sr. Eileen Fane.
Mayor Noam Bramson said the character of a community is measured by its least fortunate.
He said the council fills a need "out of a sense of love and devotion.
"Thank you for affirming what makes New Rochelle so special," Bramson said.
The luncheon was held at the Davenport Club.