Thomas A. Bennet Humanitarian award was presented to Norma DeBartolo by the Elmont Chamber of Commerce. The "Mayor of Elmont", as she is affectionately called, returned to Elmont to recieve the award. For well over 20 years Norma has been dedicated to the children, families, and Veterans of the Elmont community.
The Chamber also recognized six community residents with their Certificates of Achievement for Exemplary Volunteerism. These individual's hard work, dedication, and volunteerism contribute to the betterment of the Elmont community at large:
- Cheryl Lee, President Parkhurst Civic
- Joyce Stowe, President CCC
- Mimi Pierre Johnson, Past-President Argo Civic
- Cecil Mathew, First Church of God
- Tammie Williams, Elmont Library Board
- Jon Johnson Sr, Elmont Cardinal's Sports Club/Elmont School Board