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500 Hours of pure giving!

Way to go: Vollie with the most lifetime hours, Kathy Matson, holds up her plaque at the Volunteer Luncheon on March 9.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Prospect Park

And nobody knows that better than Kathy Matson. With more than 500 hours of volunteer service our pal Kathy really knows how to give of herself.

The Prospect Park Alliance presented this do-gooding vollie with a plaque at its annual recognition brunch on March 9. Kathy was feted to a luncheon at the Park House along with other long-serving volunteers. The annual event shines a light on those that donate their time to help keep the park and its premises pretty, clean, weed free, and enjoyable for all of youse (and Standing O, too!).

Standing O sends out a great big “Thank you” to Kathy for her hours of service in keeping the 585 acres of the most beautiful place on earth clean, green, and open for all.

Prospect Park Alliance [95 Prospect Park West at Fifth Street in Prospect Park, (718) 965–8951]

Semi-home clean

Sandra Lee, the Emmy-award-winning TV host of Semi-Homemade fame, humanitarian, and BF of our very own Gov. Andrew Cuomo, donned her white work gloves and helped more than 300 Girl Scouts clean up the Concert Grove at Prospect Park on April 6. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York made a 100-year commitment to keeping this area of the park ship-shape and squeaky clean. To honor up, the troop does multiple clean-ups during the year to make sure that every scrap of paper is picked up, weeds are kept at bay, and the grove is made beautiful for all of us to enjoy.

Standing O says “Thank you Aunt Sandy and Scouts.”

Borough Wide

A round table knight

Three cheers to Basil Lloyd Anderson. The borough’s son is the recipient of the New York Life Rainbow Push Excel Scholarship. The scholarships are given out in honor of New York Life’s first African-American agent, Cirilo McSween who became an agent in 1957 and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, an association of leading sales professionals in the industry. In order to be eligible for the award a student must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, be active in the community, be of African-American descent, and major in business. Our pal Basil is presently a freshman at Virginia State University in Petersberg, Va. and a graduate of the Pacific High School in Boerum Hill.

Park Slope

Ann Power

Congratulations to Chelsea Miller for being named an Annpower Fellow. As a Fellow, the St. Saviour High School Junior was invited to attend the 2013 ANNpower Leadership Forum held in Washington, where she completed leadership training and met with inspiring women in the industry. Our pal Chelsea was one of 500 students nationwide to be chosen for this prestigious fellowship. After participating in the forum each member is charged with transforming their individual ideas into action and is eligible to receive ANNpower Grants of up to $2,500 to help them implement their project in their community.

The Vital Voices initiative is a ground breaking partnership between AnnInc, parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT and Vital Voices and empowers young women to be the next generation of leaders.

Standing O wishes Chelsea all good luck in her endeavors.

Saint Saviour High School [588 Sixth St. at Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 768–4406].

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It’s so clean: Sandra Lee participated in a cleanup effort with Brooklyn Girl Scout troups in Prospect Park on April 6.

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