The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset commemorated the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with the planting of a Kwanzan Cherry Tree in Blumenfeld Park in Port Washington. LWV member Francine Furtado spearheaded the project, and commented: “This tree planting symbolizes the coming together of two great social issues of today – women’s rights and the environmental movement. Inspired by the courage of thousands of women of all classes who participated in the fight to gain political equality for women, we the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset wanted to create a living memorial to what the suffrage activism has already accomplished, and what we still hope to achieve. Additionally, many thanks to the TONH’s Kevin Kelly, Frank Buck and their team, and to the Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington.”
In attendance (from left to right): Sabrina Grossman, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington’s “Green Team Leader,” Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington’s board member Joel Ziev and Director of Development Lisa Grossman, North Hempstead’s Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington’s board member Blanca Fabian, LWV member Francine Furtado, North Hempstead’s Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington’s Executive Director Mindy Germain, and LWV members Jane Thomas and Nancy Cowles.