FOCAAdmin  Dec.06.2020

The above photo was taken as a screenshot by Eileen Charles during the live presentation

The Friends are thrilled that our President Mavis Cain has won a prestigious Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Award.

Here is the text that accompanied her award:

Special Recognition:   Mavis Cain, Dobbs Ferry

Mavis has served as President of Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct (FOCA) since 2000. She was instrumental in leading their Keeper’s House Restoration. Mavis has organized exhibits and workshops, with a docent program to provide historic information to visitors from Westchester County and beyond. She has also led many Aqueduct trail clean-ups and vine-cutting events, including partnering with the City of Yonkers, Groundwork Hudson Valley, and Green Task Force -- all to support the long-term goal of improving the overall ecology of this very special NYS park -- for which FOCA was honored with the Going Green Spirit Award by the Volunteer Center of United Way (2013). Mavis is the liaison between NYS Parks, the FOCA volunteer Board, and the community. She leads the Board meetings, Annual Meetings, local engagement, and supervises all FOCA business, events, and development efforts. Mavis and her husband moved to Southlawn Avenue in Dobbs Ferry in 1958, and raised a family of four -- three biological children and a sibling from Ghana whom they welcomed at age 10. She worked as a Creative Director at the advertising and marketing agency Lintas for many years, writing commercials for Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, and other companies, and overseeing commercial production

You can read a wonderful article from the Rivertowns Enterprise about Mavis and FOCA this week only HERE

Or in their Digital Editions HERE