Written by Jackie Pierangelo Friday, 16 October 2009 00:00Though the forecast was for a real soaker, the weather gods shone on the Pride in Port Parade on Saturday, Oct. 3 and it was a heartwarming, small town tribute to this great community.
It began with the dedication of the Mobile Medical Clinic (MMC) and ended with our impressive Fire Department trucks streaming down Main Street with their lights flashing and horns blowing. (The Port News will have a separate story on the MMC in an upcoming issue.)
In between, many of the groups in town that contribute so much to our quality of life came out to support this ultimate hometown event.
Earlier in the day, the Schreiber Athletic Hall of Fame inducted six new members, who rolled down Main Street in cars, were presented at halftime at the homecoming game and attended the evening’s Pride in Port Dance. They are Rita Natale Corte (’47), Susan Hall (’54), Stan Makover (district service), Bart Cosolito (’50), Michael McCargo (’87) and Mike Gallagher (’89).
The organizations and groups that participated included Landmark on Main Street, Parent Resource Center, American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign War, Knights of Columbus, Port Washington Columbiettes, Lions Club of Port Washington, Polish American Citizens, Paumanok Port Washington Lodge, CSEA Custodial Maintenance/Transportation Workers, PW Board of Education, PW Para-Professional Association, World Tax Kwon Do Academy, Cub Scout Pack #3, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, North Shore Animal League, Twin Pines Co-op and Kayak Club, PW Police Department, Sands Point Police Department and the PW Fire Department.
The schools also all participated: South Salem, Manorhaven, Daly, Sousa, Guggenheim, St. Peter’s, Weber, Schreiber Portettes, Schreiber Marching Band, Schreiber Cheerleaders and representatives from the Schreiber clubs.