The Douglaston Garden Club’s president said he would be honored as “Man of the Year” by the this fall.
Douglas Montgomery, the club’s president as well as a local realtor and member of , will receive one of the Lions Club’s three annual awards during a Nov. 18 dinner and ceremony at a yet-to-be-disclosed site in northeast Queens.
“It’s nice to be recognized, but I do it because I live in a great neighborhood and I want it to be better,” Montgomery said.
The Lions Club will also present awards for Woman of the Year and Lion of the Year, but the group has not yet announced their picks for 2012.
Montgomery said the group chose to honor him for his work with the garden club as well as his acting as the vice president of ’s Parent Teacher Association and sitting on CB 11.
“We planted 500 daffodil bulbs on P.S. 98’s property last fall,” Montgomery said of the garden club. “And we donated loads of compost to fill in the garden beds.”