Mineola Centennial Parade Approaching
Sunday, Oct. 1 is approaching fast. That is the date of the Mineola Centennial Parade, which figures to have 80 units and eights bands. The parade is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The route begins at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Wardwell Road proceeding east to Roslyn Road, continuing south to Westbury Avenue and east to Union Street, and south to conclude at Wilson Park. It will feature a carnival with rides, block party, free entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks will begin at approximately 8:30 pm.
Village Remembers September 11 at Ceremony
The Village of Mineola held a ceremony on September 11 at 7 p.m. to honor those who lost their lives and the heroism of rescue workers in Mineola's Memorial Park. Village officials, members of the clergy, community members and members of Mineola's veterans organizations, the American Legion Memorial Post #349 and VFW Private Adolph Block #1305 gathered around the 9/11 monument to remember the victims of the horrific terrorist attacks.
Wheatley School Athletic Program Receives Recognition
The Wheatley School has been recognized by the Section 8 Public High School Athletic Association for its display of exemplary sportsmanship during the 2005-2006 school year. The Nassau County Sportsmanship Award Program was established seven years ago to encourage school districts to promote good sportsmanship and to recognize those athletic programs that reflect the qualities of good sportsmanship as measured by the collective behavior of athletes, coaches and spectators.
From the Desk of New York State Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli