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St. Anne’s School Will Let It Go

After rides and games all afternoon at Spirit Day, middle school students are invited to continue the fun at the Middle School Dance Party in the St. Anne’s School cafeteria on Saturday, Sept. 20. This year’s theme of “Frozen”, along with the school’s new air conditioning system, will transport students into a virtual winter wonderland of dancing and music.

“This is such a great event for our middle school students,” says event organizer Barbara Tranfaglia. “It’s a chance for them to continue the momentum of the day in a friendly, safe environment with their friends. We always have great music and it’s a really popular event.”

The Middle School “Frozen” Dance Party kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and water, soda and the very popular warm soft pretzels, prepared with care by volunteer parents, are all available for $2 each. Dance favorites will be spun by renowned DJ Steve Espy. Young people from both St. Anne’s and local schools can gather together to meet up with old friends, connect with new peers and dance the evening away in the newly air-conditioned cafeteria, a wonderful benefit made possible by Big Bucks raffles of years past.

“We hope that our middle school students will enjoy Spirit Day daytime events and then stay for the dance party,” continues Tranfaglia. “Spirit Day with the dance party is a great way for students to start off the school year.”

The Church of St. Anne in Garden City hosts the 12th annual Spirit Day on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1-10 p.m. with rides, games and music all day and evening. The day is punctuated with a beautiful celebration of mass outdoors at 5 p.m. and the Big Bucks Raffle drawing at 10 p.m. Winner need not be present. For more information on the Middle School Dance Party or other activities that day, please call the St. Anne’s Rectory at 516-352-5904.

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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