The Bayport Civic Association, founded a decade ago with the primary goal at the time to keep the Bayport Aerodrome in the community, celebrated its 10 years of activities at its 100th meeting Tuesday night.
The occasion drew a large audience, of both new and former board members and several town leaders. Islip Supervisor Tom Croci presented a proclamation to BCA President Bob Draffin honoring the group’s efforts and community activism.Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories just like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in the past 10 years and here’s to another 10 with hopefully a new president at some point,” said Draffin with a smile and drawing laughs from the dozens of attendees.
The meeting’s guest speaker was Croci who attended along with two councilpersons, John Cochrane and Anthony Senft. The town leaders talked about the current fiscal crisis facing Islip and spent about a half hour answering audience questions regarding budget cuts to be made (See Related Story on Patch for more information).