Overflow Crowd Attends Luncheon
The annual Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove was well attended. "This is unbelievable. We have added seating upstairs with a total of 277 ladies and three gentlemen," said Lori Bahnik, one of the vice presidents of the Boys & Girls Club and their fund-raising chair.
Civil War Ornament Helps Boys School
Timber Ridge School, a residential treatment school for emotionally disturbed and learning disabled boys in Winchester, Virginia is naming a new residence hall in honor of Mort Kunstler, an historical artist known for his work on the Civil War. He is known for the authenticity and drama of his work. Mr. Kunstler, of Oyster Bay Cove has been donating the use of a piece of his artwork for the school's annual, limited edition, ornament fundraiser for six of the last seven years.
Gala Family Ground Breaking for Gym
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club members showed up in force to participate in a special afternoon of activities with a building theme. Yellow hard hats were the order of the day as several hundred youngsters gathered on the athletic field for an informative tour of the building site by the project managers of J. Petracelli Contracting. Following the site tour, the fun-filled afternoon for members and their families included parachute activities on the field and a human pyramid building. Arts and crafts, led by Jeff Lohrius encouraged kids in the construction of their own buildings. In the Learning Center, staff assisted kids in creating structures using various geometric shapes. Seth Watkins, Explorer Room instructor, provided a hands-on exhibition of nail driving and nail removal as well as illustrating the difference between antique and modern day tools. The program concluded with pizza for all. The only disappointment of the day was that Bob-the-Builder showed up too late for the activities.