Small Businesses Play Vital Role in Economy
On Friday, Oct. 22, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and town board members attended the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce's (NCCC) 20th annual small businessperson of the year and legislative breakfast. While the vast majority of NCCC businesses employ 50 people or less, collectively hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders owe their livelihoods to small, Island-based businesses. Small businesses play a vital role in the local and regional economy.
Calvary Full Gospel Fellowship Celebrates 50 Years
Nestled on the northeast corner of Plainfield and Magnolia Avenues in Floral Park, Calvary Full Gospel Fellowship Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary Nov. 9. Founded in November 1954, under the leadership of Alfred and Eleanor Pra, the congregation first met in the upper room of the Mineola American Legion Hall. In 1957, the congregation moved to a storefront on Willis Avenue and incorporated as the Mineola Pentecostal Church. In 1962, the congregation moved into its current home and changed its name to the Floral Park Pentecostal Church. Four decades later, in 1997, the congregation again changed its name to the Calvary Full Gospel Fellowship to clarify that the whole Gospel was included in its witness.
Village Board Notes
Incorporate Bellerose Children Into FP's Little League