July 20th, 2022 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter honored North Bay Shore resident, Margot Pregitzer for her extraordinary community dedication and positive neighborly behavior exhibited over the course of more than sixty years.
Town of Islip Recognizes Local Woman, “Neighborhood Watchkeeper”
Affectionally referred to as “bicycle lady” by some, Margot can be spotted daily riding around the community picking up litter, walking the neighborhood with a broom in hand, returning garbage bins to the property of their owners and placing flowers on her neighbor’s doorsteps. Perhaps most neighborly of all, she has even been known to stop by with plates of freshly baked cookies.
“Margot is an extraordinary woman who understands that a community is built by more than just paved streets and primped lawns, but is instead built person-to-person, neighbor-to-neighbor, with kindness, love and respect,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “If only we all had neighbors like Margot!"
In addition to personally ensuring the cleanliness of her neighborhood, Margot has fostered many relationships with local agencies to continue the upkeep of her community. Seen by many as the neighborhood watchkeeper, her efforts have not been unnoticed by her neighbors, who recommended that she be recognized.