Longtime Solvay residents Carmen Longo was honored recently by the Solvay-Geddes Rotary Club for his dedication to providing dinners and banquets for various organizations in Solvay and the town of Geddes. Such clubs as the VFW Post 2893, Geddes Veterans Association, Solvay Youth Center, St. Cecilia's Church and political parties all have benefited from Longo's expertise in the kitchen. He views cooking and serving the public as something to be enjoyed, not "work."
He is the type of individual who donates all his time to various fundraising events, without ever asking for anything in return -- except for everyone to have a good time and keep the community together.
Longo was presented a check from the Rotary Club to be used toward one of his favorite charities or organizations. He chose to present the check to VFW Post 2893 to help fund the post's new hall to be constructed in Lakeland later this year.