Antonio Avanzato’s list of achievements which led to his selection as co-Citizen of the Year include: Host and sponsor of the Wick Athletic Association Wine Auction for 10 consecutive years; coordinator of the Children’s Christmas Program for local children; volunteer for St. Mary’s Church; and host of the weekly radio show “Voice of the New Italy” on WZOZ 103.1 FM.
“I am humbled and honored,” added Antonio Avanzato. “I am happy to be working with Hartwick to support both athletics and the arts.”
Both brothers have made donations to the college for several years.
*Editor's note: This story was edited at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 to correct the date of the event.