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Danielle Golden Giglio
Bayport Civic Association recently celebrated another successful year of working hard to make Bayport such an amazing place to live. President of the association and lifelong Bayport resident Bob Draffin was excited to kick off their twelfth year with the installation of the officers and presenting their Civic Pride Award.
At the installation dinner over 60 community members gathered – the biggest crowd to date. As always the recipient of the award was under tight wraps until Bob proudly announced it to a surprised Bill Lindsay.
The 2020 Civic Pride award is bestowed on an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to preserve the rich, historic and unique character of Bayport with the best interest of the community.
Bill has longtime connections to Bayport serving as Legislator for seven years. He also coaches his son in Bayport-Blue Point Little League.
Bob spoke about the many years of dedication Bill has given to the civic association. “He tackled every single concern that we brought to him as an association.” Such as moving the holiday light-show from Lakeview Avenue to getting signs posted to not block the side streets on Montauk Highway and every issue in between.
“There is no one more deserving of the Bayport Civic Association’s Civic Pride Award then our first second generation winner.” Bill’s father William Lindsay II received this accolade too.
Bill said, “It is an incredible honor – I have worked with them for so many years. It is great to see all the many things that they do for Bayport and that is what makes this such great community to live in.”