Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Phyllis Hughes who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Beekman, New York.
Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a woman to be honored at the event. All the nominees were formally honored and inducted in the Hall of Fame at a district-wide ceremony at The Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel, NY.
Phyllis Hughes is the Park Matron and Toddler and Tot Monitor for the Beekman Recreation Commission. Additionally, Ms. Hughes volunteers with the Beekman Baptist Church as a deacon, with the Beekman Fire Company as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, with the PTA for events, as a committee member for Community Day and as an advisor for Dial-A-Ride, a Dutchess County service that provides transportation to the public in areas where mass transit is not available.
For her dedicated work with the Beekman Recreation Commission, Phyllis Hughes has received the Jack French Award.
“The woman who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of leadership, living a life of service before self,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Each one of these women here today is so well deserving of this honor because they have built a reputation of action, compassion and integrity a path that that stands as an example to all.”
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.