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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Councilman Loguercio Dedicates Bellport Street in Memory of Community Leader, Rae J. Maynes

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Farmingville, NY –  On November 9, Councilman Michael Loguercio (center with proclamation) was in Bellport to celebrate the dedication of the 700 block of Bourdois Avenue in memory of long-time community leader, Rae J. Maynes. Born in 1934, Ms. Maynes grew up in an orphanage in Yonkers where she made an early promise to dedicate her life to helping those in need. Among her many accomplishments in the Bellport community, Rae helped organize a neighborhood opportunity center, a food-buying cooperative, a senior nutrition center, and a Head Start after-school program. She formed the Board of Directors for the Bellport Area Community Action Committee (BACAC) in 1968 and served as president for the next 18 years. Rae volunteered for 13 years with the Suffolk County Girl Scout Council. She also helped to establish the Suffolk County Double Dutch Clinic in 1982 and is credited with establishing the Boys & Girls Club of Bellport, which still serves the community. In 1994, Rae was named the 1994 Long Island Advance Woman of the Year. Ms. Maynes passed away on January 8, 1999.
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