State Representative Tony Hwang (R-134) was at Billy’s Bakery of Fairfield on Saturday, April 16th to award them with the “Community Business Hero” award, given to recognize businesses in the region who have demonstrated what it means to selflessly improve their community through acts of generosity and humanitarianism.
“Billy’s Bakery demonstrates what it really means to be a supportive part of the community you are in,” said Rep. Hwang. “Their generosity and support of the less fortunate in the community really make them stand out.”
Billy Hollis, owner of Billy’s Bakery wanted to give back to the community that was so supportive of his bakery when he opened up on Blackrock Turnpike in Fairfield. At Billy’s they sell breads, pastries and other baked goods made fresh that day. Billy’s checked to see if charities would be interested in collecting the baked goods he had not sold during the day for the less fortunate.
Numerous charities including Operation Hope took advantage of the generosity of Billy’s Bakery, using volunteers to make sure the goods were delivered to those in need.
“This is a business that through difficult economic times has had to work harder with increased costs, yet has found a way to give generously to those in need in support of the community they are a part of,” said Rep. Hwang.
Rep. Hwang presented Billy and his staff with an official citation from the Connecticut General Assembly recognizing their great work.
Rep. Hwang encourages those who know of a Community Business Hero to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his web site: tonyhwang.com, to nominate a business.