Rotary Helps Out The Salvation Army

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Each year during the holiday season—for more than 30 yeas—it has been the tradition of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club to assist the Salvation Army with its Bell Ring project. On Saturday, Dec. 4, Rotary volunteers assisted by Garden City Boy Scouts manned the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle at the rear entrance of Kings market.

Dedicated to doing the most good for men, women and children who need it most, the Salvation Army of Greater New York serves more than 600,000 New Yorkers each year in over 140 community and social service programs. The Army also provides Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance in addition to serving food pantries, emergency rent programs sand medical expenses for people in need throughout Nassau County.

The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club includes its annual bell ringing to assist the Salvation Army as one of its many service projects and thanks Kings Supermarket for allowing the club to ring the bells outside its store. Thanks also to Rotary bell ringers Jim Brady, Frank Marone, Joanne Meyer-Jendras, Kumun Sinha, Diana O’Neill, Jennifer Poupis, Althea Robinson and Bob Schoelle, project chair since the onset of Rotary’s involvement more than 30 years ago; more thanks to Boy Scouts of Troop 243, sponsored by St. Joseph’s R.C. Church. The Scouts volunteer to help Rotary ring the bells as community service.

Holiday Lunch Party Returns To Hotel Dec. 13

Everyone is welcome to join with Rotary to celebrate this afternoon of good cheer, fellowship and networking at the Garden City Hotel on Dec. 13 at noon. Featured will be the presentation of Rotary’s Community Service award to Greg Bavaro, owner of Garden City Pizza and Tony Lubrano, owner of Piccola Bussola in Mineola. Spotlighted will be the Mineola High Chorus singing out tunes of the season—along with a great Garden City Hotel lunch.

To reserve by Dec. 8 at $75 per person ($700 for table of 10), make your check payable to the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club and mail with reservation(s) to Rotarian Meg Norris c/o The Garden City News, 821 Franklin Avenue, Suite 208, Garden City NY 11530.

—Submitted by the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club

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