From his family and friends to top officials in Town Hall, many people turned out for Monday night’s Mattituck Chamber of Commerce’s holiday party to honor Ray Nine, a Mattituck native who has given of his time and talents to the chamber and several other community organizations.
TIM KELLY PHOTOS | Supervisor Scott Russell (right) was joined by Deputy Supervisor Al Krupski in presenting Mr. Nine with a Town Board proclamation.
Here are some photos from the party.
Mr. Nine, who has been a member of the Mattituck Fire Department for 54 years, is congratulated by current Chief Jason Haas.
Eileen Solomon (right) of Eastern Long Island Hospital’s community affairs office presents Mr. Nine with a proclamation from hospital CEO Paul Connor. Looking on are Mr. Nine’s wife, Dotty, and chamber president Donielle Cardinale.
Pastor George Gaffga of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, who made a lighthearted reference to Mr. Nine’s use sometimes of salty language, describing the former church board member as “a saint and a sinner.”
PAUL ROMANELLI PHOTO | The full Mattituck chamber board of directors with Dotty and Ray Nine.