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The Kiwanis Club of Monticello presented the Everyday Hero Award to Alan Kesten, a Monticello native who has devoted much of his time and energy to giving back to the community.

As the owner and operator of Yellow Cab, Mr. Kesten has provided complimentary transportation to those in need. He has been a volunteer fireman for five decades and has served as Chief of the Monticello Fire Department. He currently serves as a County Coroner on a 24/7 basis. He has also chaired the renowned Bagel Festival, which attracts thousands of people to our County every year.

Mr. Kesten says he always tries to follow his father’s admonition to do a “mitzvah” (good deed) every day.

“The Monticello Kiwanis Club Everyday Hero Award recognizes those who go beyond customary responsibilities and provide extraordinary leadership and service to the community. This is consistent with the Kiwanis goal and Alan Kesten certainly falls into this category.” said Monticello Kiwanis President Marvin Rappaport.

Kiwanis is a service organization of local volunteers dedicated to assisting our children and the underserved population in the community. For further information about Kiwanis, contact Mr. Rappaport at 845-701-1655.

Pictured are: Alan Kesten receiving award by Marvin Rappaport

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