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Lions Golf For A Cause

On Monday, May 5, the Floral Park Lions Club held its annual Mickey Finn Swing Into Spring golf tournament. The tournament is named in honor of Mickey Finn, a former Lion and a leader in the community. Fifty-two enthusiastic golfers enjoyed a sunny day at the North Shore Towers Golf Course.

The day began with breakfast in the clubhouse, and continued with 18 holes using a “best ball format” and lunch at the turns. The day concluded with dinner at Crabtree’s Restaurant in Floral Park.

Dinner included an awards ceremony and a raffle of prizes that were donated by local businesses. All of the profits from the outing will go to charity.

Lions Clubs International, established in 1917, is the world’s largest service organization. There are over 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members worldwide.

The Floral Park Lions Club was established in 1925, making it one of the oldest clubs in the world.

The event donors include: Stat MD, Manor Deli, Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Floral Park Management Realty, Childs Murphy Kuehn & Cesiro, Floral Park PBA, Mulligan & Grote, Law Offices of Marilyn Heller, Men on the Move, Dennis & Marilyn O’Connell, the family of John “Sterling” Murphy, the Keats’ Agency, Kiwanis Club, Bauman Dennis & Hochuli, the Neighborhood Telephone Man, WFG Associates, Lion Tom Muscarella, Lion Tom Di Maria, Corbett Public Relations, Ville de Este, the Sterling Sign Company, Olivetto’s, Bou & Thompson, Marcia & John Mansfield, Manor Fruit Shack, Pellegrini Meats, Reflections Jewelry, Jerilyn Hair Salon, Graham Garden Center, Trinity Restaurant, Raindew, Bella’s Bakery, My 3 Sons Bagel, Pita Park, Village Pizza, Park Place Restaurant, Right House Seafood, All In One Salon, LAI Acupuncture, Marble Steakhouse, Poppy’s Place, Korner Kutters, Tulip Caterers, Le Chat Noir, Levine’s, Dee Dee’s Diner, TCBY, Village Pizza, TD Bank, Dr. Barton Fingerman, Turnpike Car Wash, Crabtree’s Restaurant, Friendly Nails, FJC Security, Ryan, Donnelly & Brennan, Kwiatowski & Kwiatowski, Dr. Lynn Pombonyo, Floral Park Chamber of Commerce, Donnelly Mechanical, and St. Anne’s Council.

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News

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.

Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.

Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.  


Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2



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