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American Legion of LeRoy announces Le Royan of the Year

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Press Release:

Submitted photo of Katrina (Kate) Flint

Botts-Fiorito Post #576, American Legion, Le Roy, would like to announce with great pride and pleasure Katrina (Kate) Flint as its selection for the 2023 “Le Royan of the Year Award”.

The “Le Royan of the Year” is to recognize people who demonstrate the following qualifications and attributes:

  • The man, women or child who exemplifies the true spirit of Americanism, its ideals, love of the flag and country, regardless of race, creed or color.
  • Good citizenship – by carrying out these principles, often beyond that expected of him or her.
  • Service to community – signified by excellence in life of purpose and accomplishment.

Kate has been a resident of Le Roy for the past 22 years along with her husband Jeremy, and three children Nathan (MaryGrace) Flint, Ally Flint, and Brock Flint. Kate completed the LPN program at Genesee Valley BOCES in 2000, She has since furthered her education in the area of Geriatrics by completing her Dementia Practitioner Certification in 2021.

Kate is currently employed as Director of Recreation at Le Roy Village Green. Prior to working at the Le Roy Village Green Kate cared for many of Le Roy’s Children in her home for almost 17 years. 

Kate and her family attend the Le Roy United Methodist Church where she wears many hats acting as Chairwoman for the Church Council and Evangelism Committee, she’s also the Recording Secretary for the Board of Trustees and serves on several other committees. 

In the past 17 years, Kate has served in the community in many capacities, Le Roy Youth Soccer Coach, Girl Scout Leader, PTSO, Le Roy Youth Wrestling Board from 2007 to 2015, Le Roy Youth Football Board from 2006 to 2021, serving as the Secretary 2017-2021 and has served on Genesee/Wyoming County Alzheimer’s Association Walk Committee since 2021.

As a Board member of the Le Roy Historical Society Board since 2017, Kate is the Chair of the semiannual chicken BBQ and Business Membership Committee. She is also on the Nomination Committee, Oatka Festival contact, Dinner Auction Committee, and the Mystery Dinner Theater Committee. 

For several years Kate was on the highly successful Oatka Festival Committee and this past year took over as its Chairperson. The festival was a huge success! Kate is known for her kindness, compassion, positivity, inspiring and humorous outlook on life. When you meet Kate there is always a SMILE on her face.

To honor Kate, the 54th annual Le Royan of the Year Award Dinner will be held on October 14. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:45 p.m., at the American Legion at 53 West Main St. Le Roy. A limited number of tickets will be available starting on Sept 20 at the American Legion Tue – Sat from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., or by calling Joan Fernaays 585-721-7801. Cost is $35.00 per ticket (check or cash only).

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