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New Milford residents recognized for community service

April 10, 2019

Two New Milford residents will be recognized Saturday for their work in community service and the arts.

This year’s DaVinci Awards will be presented to Rob Beebe and Lisa Agee at 1 p.m. at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

The award was created by the late Peter “Flag Man” Orenski, a New Milford businessman and internationally renowned vexillologist, in 2001 and is presented to an individual or individuals who exemplify the ideals of community service and arts.

Agee began Goatboy Soaps with her husband in 2001, creating hand-crafted natural soaps from goat’s milk. The couple was looking for safe products for their severely allergic son. She has been involved in New Milford PTO, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Donate Life, Matthew’s Heart of Hope and Julia’s Wings. Goatboy Soaps also donates to and supports local nonprofits, according to the press release.

Beebe has been heavily involved in the New Milford youth baseball and softball leagues over the past 10 years and led the effort to bring a regional softball tournament to New Milford. He serves as president of the New Milford Youth Baseball and Softball Association, vice president of the 184-game Summer League, state commissioner of Babe Ruth Softball and served on the New Milford athletic and recreational fields sub-committee, according to the press release.

This event is free and open to the public.