Lindenhurst DPW Surprises Young Resident


A sanitation crew from the Village of Lindenhurst recently met one of their biggest fans, two-year old Angel.  Angel’s grandmother, Melody, had contacted the Village to let them know how much Angel loves trucks, and how he waits eagerly by the window on pick-up days to see the Village garbage truck in action, and to wave at the crew.  In response, the Village did what they do best — go the extra mile!  The Mayor & Village Board, Village Administration, and the Department of Public Works jumped into action and conspired to give Angel a day he would always remember.

On a recent morning, instead of just waving from the window, Angel was invited out to meet the sanitation crew, and was made an honorary Laborer.  Delighted to see a real garbage truck up close, Angel was even given the honor of activating the garbage press (with assistance), and received high-fives all around from the crew for his efforts!  As a special treat, Village Officials presented Angel with a toy garbage truck imprinted with the Inc. Village of Lindenhurst name and Official Village Seal.

Trustee Patrick M. Pichichero said, “What an honor it was to see Angel’s eyes light up when the Village presented him with a toy replica of the Village garbage truck.  We sincerely hope we helped make Angel’s holiday special.”

Pictured here (left to right): Village Administrator Clerk Douglas Madlon, Deputy Mayor Maryann Weckerle, Angel’s grandmother Melody, his father Ambioris, his mother Francine, Mayor Michael Lavorata, Trustee Patrick M. Pichichero, DPW employees Ryan Russo, Tom Crooker, Nick Zumpol, and Superintendent of Public Works Rick Sorrentino