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Floral Park Recreation Center Notes

Beginning on Monday, June 30 the Floral Park Recreation Center’s day time hours will be filled with exciting and organized activities for children of all ages. Preschool, ages 3 through 5, Arts and Crafts, grades 1st through 6, and Primary Recreation Program, ages 3 through 5, and Morning Sports. The first week of Morning Sports are basketball for boys and cheerleading/kickball for girls. A special late registration table will be set up in front of the shelter house. In the afternoon, boys and girls grades 4 and above can participate in afternoon “Tennie-ball” on Field 2. Every Wednesday is Bingo from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. under the arts and crafts shelter.

At night, the Recreation Center becomes the “Hub of Floral Park” when over-50 adult teams gear up for competitive and recreational play in both the basketball and volleyball leagues, Mondays through Thursday nights. Players enjoy exercising and competing with friends and neighbors throughout the summer months.

On Saturday, June 28, the Floral Park Pool switches over to their official summer hours of operation which are from 10 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Limited openings still remain for Saturday morning Boot Camp, aerobics, slimnastics and zumba programs. Interested Village of Floral Park residents and pool members may register at the Floral Park pool, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents are reminded of some of the park rules, including that there are no bicycles, animals, alcohol, smoking, or music devices permitted in the facility or parking lots at any time. A resident VFP Leisure Pass is required for the use of facilities, equipment, and registrations at all times.

— Submitted by John Michon

News

On Saturday, July 26, Floral Park and Hance Family Foundation supporters from more than 23 states, including from Michigan, Louisiana, and Arizona, from three countries joined in the remembrance of Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance in the foundation’s annual Day of Remembrance. Green ribbons and balloons were tied generously around trees, lampposts, railing and garden stakes, celebrating the lives of the sisters, gone too soon.

The foundation’s Facebook page was loaded with photos and prayers and messages from around the globe, from those who participated in some way, remembering the sisters who died in a car accident on July 26, 2009, at ages 8, 7, and 5.

Bright blue eyes, a full head of hair, beautiful smile, and full of energy. At 5 years old, Ethan Demmers is possibly at the healthiest he will be in his life. Ethan was recently diagnosed with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD). Typically, people with this disease live only into their 20s. Over the next few years, the disease will slowly attack every muscle in Ethan’s body, eventually causing him to permanently be in a wheelchair. Ethan’s parents are not ready to give up their hope for a cure. They are fully committed to helping find a cure for this deadly illness, not just for their own son, but for all others suffering as well.

Ethan’s father, Dustin Demmers, is an English teacher at Floral Park Memorial High School. To the student body, Demmers can be described as funny, happy, wacky, wild, crazy, and unique among other adjectives. Demmers can be found smiling through the halls, making jokes over the loudspeakers, or making his class into the ideal environment for learning.


Calendar

Free Barbeque Dinner For Local Veterans

Thursday, August 14

Hockey Team Concert Benefit

Friday, August 15

Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony

Thursday, August 21



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