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Craft Show

Wednesday through Sunday, March 19-23

Supermarket Bingo

Friday, March 21

Model Mariners Boat Show

March 23


March 19-23

Craft Show

There will be a craft show at the Broadway Mall. Contact the mall at 516- 935-1313 for more information.


March 21

Supermarket Bingo

Joseph Barry Columbiettes will be having a supermarket bingo. Doors open at 7 p.m., games start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, which includes one set of cards. Additional cards and specials will be available.  There will be coffee, cake and raffles.  Checks payable to:  Joseph Barry Columbiettes.  Call Marie 516-822-7605 or Pat 515-433-4186 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The event will be held at 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville.


March 23

Model Mariners Boat Show

Come see over 60 model boats at the annual model mariners boat show. In the Macy’s Wing of the Broadway Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


March 29

Blood Drive

Join the Sarah Grace Foundation at this blood drive, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl St. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Matthew Weippert at 516-433-9745 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


April 6

Ki-Zingo Fundraiser

There will be a Ki-Zingo fundraiser to benefit the Kismet Shrine Hospital Patient Transportation Fund from 3 to 6 p.m. at Kismet Shrine, at 18 W. Nicholai St. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants and stores, home and garden items, sports tickets and much more. A $10 donation includes your first two bingo cards and unlimited coffee and cafe. Other snacks will be available for purchase.


April 8

British War Veterans of America, Inc. Fundraiser

The British War Veterans of America will be having a fundraiser with Chinese Bingo and other family fun at the VFW Post #3211 at 320 South Broadway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will only be sold in advance and cost $8. For tickets call 516-739-0698

News

The community is rallying together to raise funds for a Hicksville native who has been battling to get a service dog.

Nancy Burpee is a 49-year-old competitive swimmer and single mother with a rare genetic terminal illness called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which causes the deterioration of the connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and vital organs.

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.


Sports

The fall athletic season seemed to move quickly, but all teams had outstanding seasons with all teams reaching the playoffs except for two who had their best season in many years.

In addition to athletic acheivements, all of the varsity programs at Hicksville High School also participated in raising more than $4,000 for several charities this past fall: pediatric cancer, breast cancer awareness and cystic fibrosis.

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.


Calendar

Model Railroad Open House

November 28-30

Popcorn Balls

November 30

Craft Fair

November 30



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