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Port Washington residents came out in droves Friday evening, Sept. 28, to LaMotta's Restaurant to support victims of the September 11th attack, specifically firefighters, New York City police and Port Authority workers. Eight hundred and fifty people gathered to show their support, among them Senator Balboni, Rev. Kurt Von Roeschlaub who gave a moving eulogy, Angelo Ferrara, and Tom Tobin, fire chief and chaplain. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America added to the event's feeling of unity and community spirit. Raffles were drawn and T-shirts and pins were sold to help raise the evening's total of $11,000. "Money is still coming in," said Guy LaMotta. "It was nice to see all the people come."

LaMotta's was packed, elbow to elbow, according to those who attended the fundraiser.

It's not too late to get in on the cause. T-shirts are still being sold at LaMotta's Restaurant and some local businesses, and can be found at our local street fairs as well.

Special thanks to the many people who made this evening a success.

Seaman's Furniture

Z-Best

Tony Scattino

Tony Lacarro, Tom's Point Marina

Senator Balboni

Councilman Ferrara

St. Stephen's Church and Reverend Kurt

Delmonte Smelson Jewelers

Christina's Collectibles

The Back Porch

Maxx Hair Salon

Port Beer and Soda

Harbor Deli

Tony Providenti

Evergreen and Company Salon

Boulevard Flowers

J.T. Bullitt

Ogi Nail and Skin Care

Country Cleaners

Anabel Pilates Studios

Arena Graphics

Skin Care by Carol

Entree Designer Boutique

Village Green Collectibles and Antiques

R&G Bait and Tackle

Tania Wieck

Port News

West Marine

Diana's Spa on the Wharf

XTC Wines

Paper Capers

Campbell Carpet

Manorhaven Hardware

Jimmy's Shoes

The LaMotta Family, Tim and Jody

JMS Motors

Framer's Outlet, Inc.

Shields Hardware

Maura Brothers & Co.

Peppermint Stick

Zooport

Nubest & Co.

Charmer Industries

Mike Shenkler of the Queens Tribune

Barbara Faticone

Wendy Faticone

Ladies of Cancer Care

Laura Carroll

Joe Mandaro

James Eisenman

Chef Ron Labo

Port Fire Department

Don Wilson

Lynda Camhi

Sysco Foods

If we have forgotten anyone, La Motta's Restaurant says, please accept their apologies.


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