Putnam County Executive
June 17, 2014
Marines Thank Odell, Golf Course Staff
One of the more enjoyable tasks of a county executive is to present certificates and proclamations to deserving individuals and organizations for their good deeds and accomplishments. But this week, the tables were turned when MaryEllen Odell found herself the recipient along with Mike McCall, the general manager of Putnam County Golf Course and Al Ciuffetelli, owner of Homestyle Catering, of Certificates of Appreciation presented by Mahopac VFW Post 5491 member Craig Keitel who was accompanied by Sergeant Jerry Hillis, Adjutant, Detachment 242, Putnam County Division of the Marine Corps League. Last November, the Marines held their annual Marine Corps Ball at the Putnam County Golf Course. The presentation was made to officially thank McCall and Ciuffetelli who helped to make the evening such a success and to thank Odell for her “unwavering support of all veterans.” Hillis is a Purple Heart recipient who was wounded while serving in Vietnam. Odell and the late Putnam County Historian Denis Castelli were integral in having Putnam named the first Purple Heart County in New York in April 2013.
Photo of 4 caption: Left to right – General Manager of Putnam County Golf Course Mike McCall, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Marine Sergeant Jerry Hillis, and Al Ciuffetelli, owner of Homestyle Catering at Putnam County Golf Course.
Photo of 5 caption: L to R: Putnam County Golf Course General Manager Mike McCall, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Sergeant Jerry Hillis, Homestyle Catering owner Al Ciuffetelli, and former Marine Craig Keitel. Sgt Hillis and Keitel are members of Mahopac VFW Post 5491.