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LD 06 - Legislator Sarah S. Anker

Posted on: August 6, 2021

Frontline Workers of the COVID-19 Pandemic Honored With Tribute in Sound Beach

Leg Anker, Councilwoman Bonner, Bea Roberto, Sound Beach FD Members stand together outside

SOUND BEACH, NY – On Saturday, July 31st, Legislator Sarah Anker joined Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner, the Sound Beach Civic Association, frontline workers and local residents at the adopt-a-spot on New York Avenue to pay tribute to the bravery of the many frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those recognized and thanked for their service included healthcare workers, first responders, government workers, educators, grocery store employees, postal and delivery workers, and those who worked through the pandemic to ensure public safety and provide essential services at great risk to themselves. Additional recognition and thanks were extended to the community members, local businesses, and other organizations who selflessly offered support to alleviate the food insecurity fueled by the pandemic. 

Thank you to the medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement, mail carriers, teachers, supermarket staff, scientists and all frontline workers for continuing to provide essential services to the community through the COVID-19 pandemic, Legislator Anker said. Your dedication to public service is appreciated and will not be forgotten.

The installation of the tribute at the adopt-a-spot was sponsored by a cookbook fundraiser organized by the Sound Beach Civic Association. The cookbook titled “Signature Dishes of Sound Beach,” is a tribute to the essential workers of the pandemic and contains recipes donated by members of the Civic Association and the Sound Beach community. 

In the spring of 2020, we wanted to honor all those who were willing to risk their health and well-being so we could stay safely at home, said Sound Beach Civic Association President Bea Roberto. So we decided to install a tribute at the adopt-a-spot on New York Avenue. We knew that it would not be prudent to conduct a “normal” fundraiser, and so the cookbook, “Signature Dishes of Sound Beach and Beyond,” was born. The profits from the sale of the cookbook as well as donations from the community at large helped fund the tribute. We are so grateful to everyone who supported us in this.

Thank you to the Sound Beach Civic Association, in particular President Bea Roberto, for this heartfelt tribute to the many frontline workers who put themselves at risk to continue providing our community with essential services and thank you to the community members who purchased a copy of the cookbook or donated a recipe to be included, said Legislator Anker

For more information please call Legislator Anker’s office at (631) 854-1600 or visit the Sound Beach Civic Association website at

Leg Anker, Councilwoman Bonner, Bea Roberto, Sound Beach FD Members stand together outside

Pictured: Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Sound Beach Civic Association President Bea Roberto join Sound Beach Fire Department members



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