April 27, 2014. Each year St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Carle Place seeks out a citizen who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to their community to be given a plaque in their honor to hang on a wall of their home. Another plaque with their name on it is placed in the church.
This year’s award is being given to Carle Place’s Peggy Wilde. Her plaque is to be presented on Sunday April 27th at the church’s 10:00 AM service at Rushmore Avenue in Carle Place, and a reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Following revered Carle Place citizens, John Heslin and Alphonso Piscatelli, Peggy Wilde is the third recipient of the award. All whose lives have been touched by the honoree’smany acts of kindness are invited to attend the award presentation to show their gratitude for her contributions to the Carle Place community. It is hoped that by giving the plaque others will be motivated to follow her good example.
Peggy Wilde grew up in Carle Place/Westbury and lives in Carle Place with her husband Jim. They have raised three children who went through the Carle Place Schools and who also reside in Carle Place. She has been an officer of the Carle Place Civic Association for 21 years; serving as Past President and Executive Director (4 years), President (3 years), Vice President (8 years), as Director (6 years). For many years she coordinated the CPCA Annual Fun Run Walk Day and the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. She was in the Carle Place Frolics for many years and Peggy serves as an elected trustee on the Carle Place Library Funding District board. She is a member of the Finance Committee in Our Lady of Hope Church and was a past Trustee. Peggy works in the Carle Place MS/HS Library.
The “Raymond Parish/John Wasiewski Good Citizenship Award”
recognizes two of the church’s most respected and prominent parishioners and their many years of devotion to their community and involvement in its institutions. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, often called “the little church with the big heart,” is a Carle Place “landmark” where, since 1926 Christians of all denominations have come to worship. It is located at the corners of Rushmore and Glen Cove Avenues.
Photo: Peggy Wilde, JPEG attachment
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