On Friday, September 25, 2020, The Salute to Surf City Heroes Week concluded with a recognition event at Veteran’s Park. Below is a video taken at the event, courtesy of SCTA member Richard Miller.
The event was attended by Surf City Taxpayer Association board members Chuck Edwards, Ron Fiore, John Gausz, Jean Daniels, Bob Lieber and Bob Fried.
Also in attendance were: Mark Dileo, head of Surf City Beach Patrol, Chief Kyle Costabile, Surf City Fire Company # 1 / EMS, along with several of our volunteer firefighters.
The event was kicked off by Ron Fiore who welcomed everyone, read the proclamation declared by Mayor Francis Hodgson and announced that over 300 “Salute to Surf City Heroes” yard signs have been distributed.
Jean Daniels then presented four personalized plaques, as follows:
Surf City Fire / EMS – To Kyle Costabile
Surf City Police – To Kyle Costabile on behalf of Police Chief John Casella
Surf City Public Works – Bob McGowan, Borough Superintendent (unable to attend)
Surf City Beach Patrol – Mark Dileo
SCTA Treasurer Bob Fried stated that on behalf of the SCTA Board and our over 600 member-homes and businesses, that four donations of $750 each are being given as follows:
Surf City Fire / EMS – presented to Kyle Costabile
Surf City Police – letter and check will be sent to Jon Potter, President of the Long Beach Island PBA 175 as requested by our police chief, John Casella.
Surf City Public Works – letter to Bob McGowan and check to St. Francis Human Concerns Food Pantry as requested by our Public Works Department.
Surf City Beach Patrol – letter given to Mark Dileo and check sent to Christine Hannemann, Surf City Borough Clerk, for the purchase of several new digital radios for the beach patrol, to assist in the transition from analog to digital radios.
The event was concluded with picture taking and SCTA giving out “Salute to Surf City Heroes” yard signs to those in attendance.