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Annual Hicksville Homecoming Fair Is September 29

The Hicksville Council of PTAs proudly announces the 22nd Annual Homecoming Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29. All are invited to join in the fun at this wonderful community event.

The Fair is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Hicksville High School’s John A. Walker soccer field. As in the past a number of activities will be featured, including many fun attractions like the ever-popular Castle bouncer, a giant slide and an obstacle course plus many game booths courtesy of the individual PTA units and school clubs. Lunch can be purchased as you walk along the fairgrounds thanks to the Hicksville Athletic Booster Club and the generosity of Applebee’s. Snack items will be available for purchase at various booths during the day.

The Homecoming Fair would not be complete without a parade. The 2012 Homecoming Parade will set off from the Hicksville Middle School at approximately 12 p.m. showcasing the award-winning Hicksville High School Marching Band, the energetic kickline, our color guard and cheerleaders. Our high school’s football team, the Comets, will kick off against Hempstead at 1:30 p.m. Gate admission is waived for this special community event; plan to stay after the fair and cheer our Comets to a homecoming victory.

The Homecoming Fair is sponsored by the Hicksville Council of PTAs. All profits from the individual PTA unit game booths, 50/50 and raffle baskets will be used to fund homecoming scholarships awarded each year to deserving Hicksville High School graduating seniors. In addition, the Hicksville Congress of Teachers, Booster Club, Band Parents Association and more than 15 high school activity clubs will participate in this district wide event. The Hicksville Building and Grounds will be running three raffles – two for bicycles and one for an Ipad2.

Game tickets are four for $2 and can be used at the various PTA unit game booths (one ticket per game). Attractions will require four tickets for each person or you may purchase a POP (pay one price) bracelet for $15 (POP bracelets are good only on attractions, not on game booths). As an early bird special, purchase a POP bracelet from 9:45 to 11 a.m. and receive 10 free game tickets. Game tickets can also be used for a chance to win an Ipod system donated by Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes.

Plan on spending a fun day at the 22nd Hicksville Council of PTAs Homecoming Fair. Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, Sept. 29. This event is held rain or shine.

News

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s just what a Hicksville baker is doing, except in her case it isn’t lemons, but a gluten-free diet. Her lemonade stand of choice is her brand new gluten-free eatery, “Jac’s Bakeshop and Bistro,” which held its grand opening on April 12.  

“I’m a baker who can’t even eat wheat or eggs,” said owner Jaclyn Messina, chuckling at the irony.

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



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