Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00
It was less than six months ago when Superstorm Sandy swept into the area, bringing its wrath to many places, especially Massapequa. On October 30, 2012 the thought of baseball being played in Burns Park, or anywhere else in Masssapequa was a far-fetched notion. However, incredibly, in another sign of the resolve of Massapequa residents, the Massapequa Coast Little League held its opening day parade as Massapequa’s future stars paraded from Birch Lane School to a celebration in Burns Park for opening day festivities.
“This park was in a lot of trouble,” Craig Garland, president of Massapequa Coast Little League told the large crowd that had gathered for the celebration. “It needed a lot of work, but our supervisor and our town, behind the leadership of John Venditto did everything that was necessary to make this day happen for our players and our families.”
“We have a pretty good team in local government who work hard everyday to preserve the suburban quality of life that we enjoy here in Massapequa,” remarked Venditto.
Also in attendance were Legislator Michael Venditto, Massapequa Park Mayor James Altadonna, Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Trustee Dan Pearl, Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Joe Pinto, District Court Judge Rhonda Fischer and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos.