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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

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.

For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.  

“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.

However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”


Sports

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.


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