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Tell Us: Who Made a Difference in 2012?

Nominate your West Islip neighbors for Patch's list of people who mattered this year.

West Islip is filled with special people who make a difference, people who make an impact on our lives on a regular, sometimes daily, basis.

There are educators, business owners, volunteers, public officials, clergy members and others working to make West Islip a better place.

Many people went to extraordinary lengths to help others cope and recover from the hurricane. School officials worked diligently to get their schools reopened after Hurricane Sandy; food pantries fed the hungry at warming shelters and fire fighters, police officers and volunteers helped the community.

West Islip Patch is compiling a list of 10 local people who mattered in 2012. We need your help.

Nominate candidates in the comment section below, or write on our Facebook page.

Please give us the person's name and the reason they belong on this list.

Kaitlyn Piccoli December 24, 2012 at 09:49 PM
(Cont'd.) Until one can not do for themselves as they wish they could, the littlest gesture, can mean so much. It seems with the current devestations that have occurred recently around the world, we can all benefit by taking a new perspective on life. From when I moved here as a little girl, to now, some of us still remain on this block and have been blessed knowing eachother. So thanks to Joey and all the other angels, disguised as neighbors, who have shoveled some one's driveway, fixed something for some one or just waived a friendly hello...you have made a difference in some one's life and in the world! May God Bless You!
Kellyann December 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I would like to nominate The Women of West Islip :)
Mary Kane December 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I would like to nominate Chris Hillier for his hard work and dedication with the Hoops Club, Little League, etc. Thank you Chris!
Kenny D'Angelis December 27, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I would like to nominate Chris Hiller as he is a 1 man show who gets anything done for anyone. It does not matter if WI hoops,softball, cheer,baseball food drives toy drives This guy should run for some office just ask him to help and he will get it done cheers to you Chris for extending your hand to all who ask God Bless!!!!!
Kaitlyn Piccoli January 03, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Thank you everyone for the great nominations. Voting is now open until next Thursday: http://westislip.patch.com/articles/vote-west-islip-s-person-of-the-year-2012

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