Written by Garden City Life Staff Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The circus was recently in town with “Circus Spectacular” at the Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Garden City Community Church in which 100 children attended. The church has sponsored an educational and fun-filled VBS for many years.
The circus-themed week featured the keywords follow, love, trust and share. Bible stories about how we should follow Jesus, being kind and loving to one another, trusting God when we are afraid and spreading the good word about Jesus.
A special Noah’s Ark project was done. There were coordinated crafts, drama, science, snack time and recreation projects for the enthusiastic children.
The students gathered over 800 bottles of water that they donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead as their service project. They also collected over $600 in coins to tithe and help those in need.
More than 70 adults and young people volunteered for the worthwhile program. Heading VBS was the Reverend Sullivan, interim church school director Paula Tusiani- Eng and church school administrator, Rhonda Kraff.
The volunteers included: Christine Alkin, Laura Baymack, Theresa Brunetti, Diana Clarke, Francie Cohn, music minister Frank Crosio, Julie Germano, Christine Hanson, Carolyn Herbst, Alaine Lawler, Danielle Lemieux, Holly Lyons, Kelly Marshall, Marcia Matzelle, Liz McQuaid, Alice Melkonian, Karin Melkonian, Christina Milone, Guy Milone, Christine O’Neill, Patti Norberto, Tina Palmer, Jessica Powers, Pam Rivera, Louise Rooney, Meredith Ruckh, Anne Short, Roger Yusiani- Eng, Melva Victorino, Martha Yasso and Karen Zung.
Youth and young adult helpers included: Jacqueline and Stevie Baymack; John and Mary Blume; Rachel, Isabel and Tristen Cara; Olivia Coffey; Ally Evans; Ethan Gustavson; Trevor Hanson; Amber Henriquez; Paige Jordan; Madeline Lawlor; Laura Martens; Brian, Greg and Nick Matzelle; Peter McDonnell; Olivia and Rebecca Melkonian; Will Mennicken and his cousin; Lily Milone; Alex Nancilla; Kelly Ann Norberto; Lauren Palmer; Alexis and Tina Phillipides; Brianna Powers; Emma Ruckh; Cara Rumsey; Paige Sanossian; Anna, Elsie and Emily Schaubeck; Samantha Short; Caroline and Konstance Teleisha; Samantha Tiger and Brooke Warhurst.
Saturday, 19 July 2014 00:00
On Saturday, July 26, all roads lead to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the magical merry world of trains at the 4th Annual Christmas In July Fundraiser. Festooned with glittering lights, the gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland of delight as you enter a snow-flurry world of inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen and mysterious nutcrackers—replete with holiday songs and music.
Rediscover the joy of childhood with a dazzling display of classic model trains from Resurrection’s own collectors and hobbyists: Jay Campson, Doug Hoffmann, Doug Kurz, Joe Mecchella, John and Jim Mesloh, Ken Meyn, and Gerhardt Muller.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00The Best Secret In Town!
Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.
Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00
The Seventeenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament recently took place on Garden City’s lacrosse fields. The ‘Gallagher’ has been a key fundraiser, with well over $750,000 collected throughout the years for the Andy Foundation, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, the Miracle Foundation and the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.
With more than 120 teams and 5,000 players, coaches and fans from the tri-state area, the annual tournament provided high level competition in both the boys and girls groups from the third grade up to and including the eighth grade.