North Hempstead NY, - Councilwoman Viviana Russell and members of the North Hempstead Town Board honored a Westbury resident at the 2015 Black History Celebration. Honoree Judith Burgress Abidon has helped preserve Westbury’s history. The Black History Celebration took place at the “Yes We Can.” The celebration commenced with color guard and pledge of allegiance by led by Boy Scouts Troop 233. Members of Westbury High school gospel sang the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and Park Avenue School students read the Maya Angelou poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.” Drexel Avenue Elementary School’s fifth grade chorus sang “Wade in the Water.” The celebration was a great remembrance of a culture so full of life.
(Left to right) Councilwoman Lee R. Seeman, Councilmen Peter Zuckermen, Councilwoman Dina M. De Giorgio, Town Clerk Wayne H. Wink Jr., Town Supervisor Judi Bosoworth , Honoree Judith Burgess Abiodun, Councilwoman Viviana Russell