When: Sept 12 (Wednesday): 4:00 pm
Where: Park next to the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Cavendish
Description: For his commitment to the children of Cavendish, Dr. Bont is being honored with a bench in the park adjacent to the Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES). Dr. Bont came to Cavendish in 1957. In addition to establishing the Black River Health Center and providing primary care to the residents of Cavendish and the surrounding area, he served on the Duttonsville School Board, the independent school district for Cavendish village, for many years. Through his leadership, in 1967, he helped to craft a union high school district for grades 7-12, that consisted of the towns of Cavendish, Andover, Chester and the Duttonsville Independent School District. The latter would be merged in 1972 with the Proctorsville creating CTES.
In 1988, Dr. Bont left Cavendish for the Albany Medical Center, but retired to Cavendish in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Bont was elected to the Cavendish Town Elementary School Board (CTES), often serving as chair, until it was dissolved June 2018. He also served on the Green Mountion Union High School (GMUHS) Board in recent years.
As an acknowledgment to his commitment to the children of Cavendish, past and present, there will be a special dedication of park bench for Dr. Bont on September 12 at 4 pm in the little park next to the school.