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John Appelt to be Named 'Citizen of the Year'

Garden City resident will be honored at 2012 Arty Party fundraising benefit Oct. 25 at the Cherry Valley Club.

John Appelt
John Appelt
The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is honoring Garden City's own John Appelt, CFP, CSA, as "Citizen of the Year" during its 2012 Arty Party fundraising benefit Oct. 25, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cherry Valley Club.

Appelt has been active on the Council for three years, assisting in numerous fundraising events.

“We are pleased to honor John as an outstanding individual who has done so much to advance and promote the arts,” noted Marnie Katzman, Council executive director, in a press release. “John has truly gone above and beyond to help the Arts Council grow."

Appelt currently serves as president of Enertelplus, Inc. and is a partner of Senior Network Solutions, Ltd. in Garden City. He has been a certified financial planner for 35 years.

The long time resident also serves as the Garden City Chamber of Commerce's second vice president. As a member, Appelt volunteers his expertise with membership development and marketing, and in the provision of cost-saving discount and cost-recovery programs for chamber members. He has also co-chaired chamber committees that support the Pineapple Ball held annually in April.

Appelt has also served on the board of directors of the Property Owners' Association of Garden City Estates and as chairman of its nominating committee. He is a lifetime member of the Garden City Men’s Association, has served on the school board of St. Joseph’s and has coached baseball and lacrosse for Garden City’s youth.

Event proceeds will directly benefit the Council, a non-profit organization that provides many programs and services like High 5 Long Island, a program providing teenagers with $5 tickets to cultural events and special youth programming.

To donate on Appelt’s behalf, visit www.honoringjohnappelt.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Legendary Events, 516-222-0550, or email tgittere@legendaryevents.net.