From the Daily News online, “The Iroquois Trail Council Boy Scouts of America honored several distinguished citizens at the 39th Annual Boypower Dinner last week at Genesee Community College in Batavia. The Boypower Distinguished Citizen’s Award recognizes positive county-wide impact through community and professional service, and a long tenure of service both through business and personal involvement in community causes.

The annual Boypower Dinner is the premier event to raise funds to support scouting programs for nearly 3,000 boys from 7-20 years of age and girls ages 14-21 in Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Eastern Niagara, and Livingston Counties.”

Attending the event from Freed Maxick’s Batavia office were myself (Samantha Southall), Jonathan Tretter and Paul Battaglia, Managing Director.

Pictured in our event photos from the evening are myself and Jim McMullen of the Iroquois Trail Council, (we are both Rotarians as well!). Plus, Paul and Bill Fritts, owner of Genesee Agency, Inc. and both previous recipients of the award for Distinguished Citizen. In addition, there are Jonathan and Rich and Jodi Gaines – Jodi of Company Claims Recovery Financial Services, LLC and Paul, and Bill and Joann Hayes – Bill owns Roy H. Turnbull, Inc. Check out our photos on Facebook!

The event was a great opportunity to honor some great community leaders and featured guest speaker Eagle Scout and NY State Supreme Court Justice Jeremiah J. Moriarty III.