At the close of each calendar year, we at The Sag Harbor Express select a member of the Sag Harbor community to commemorate as the Person of the Year in our final issue.
This year’s edition prints on December 26, 2013 and so we’re getting a head start on things now by asking you, our readers, to bring us suggestions on who this year’s honoree might be.
The tradition started more than a decade ago with the late Ralph Springer, who upon his death, left a large amount of money to local organizations including his beloved Sag Harbor Community Band, the Whaling Museum and the American Legion.
In the years that followed, many people were honored for a range of reasons — among them John Jermain Memorial Library Director Cathy Creedon who was acknowledged for her leadership on the library’s expansion and renovation project, Wharf Shop owner Nada Barry who was instrumental in starting the Sag Harbor Youth Committee and, just last year, Allison Scanlon who founded Hampton Youth Sports as a way to get young boys and girls involved in sports programming that emphasizes fun and participation over competition.
By now, you know what we’re looking for—someone who is committed to the Sag Harbor community and has done something remarkable in this past year. We’re talking about people who have proven themselves to be leaders, visionaries and all around great citizens.
So let us know who fits the bill for you. We’d love to hear what you think.