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Gladiator Fund, Lions Club Hold Pig Roast

More than 300 friends and family attended the “Pig Roast” benefit for Dave Kelnhofer, a local New Hyde Park Volunteer and former FDNY fireman at Spanky’s Bar & Grill in New Hyde Park recently. Kelnhofer contracted a rare cancer, (Amyloidosis) while working at ground zero after 9/11. His wife Fran could not believe how many people turned out for her husbands fund raiser, saying “it is incredible what New Hyde park does to help someone who is in need.”

 

The fire department set up a large tent and big screen TV’s to accommodate the large turn out for Kelnhofer.

 

“We can always depend on our friends and families to turn out for a friend who needs help,” Dan Connor, chairman of the Gladiator Fund said.

 

Joe Connor, a former fireman and Gladiator Board member said, “There is no place like New Hyde Park, this is a special place to grow up and live.” Park Deli donated food and fireman Rich Sharvine cooked a 74 pound pig for the event.