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June 23, 2011

Patchogue Lions Club Hosts "Christmas in June" for Local School Children at Boomer's Family Fun Center

Annual Event Sponsored by Gershow Recycling

Patchogue Lions Club Hosts Christmas in June for Local School Children at Boomer's Family Fun Center

Jonathan Abrams (fifth from left) presents a check in the amount of $2,500 to Vito LaMonica (sixth from left), Event Chairman and Past President, Patchogue Lions Club, at the Patchogue Lions Club's annual "Christmas in June" at Boomer's Family Fun Center in Medford. Also pictured (l-r): Rob Epstein, Principal, Canaan Elementary School in Patchogue; Lions Club Members Tom Ferd, Lou Giordano, Paul Tabone, Hal Kramer, Paul Felice and Ken Becker, Brian Becker, Manager, and Rachel Roger, Sales Coordinator, Boomer's Family Fun Center; and Lions Club Member Al Babin.


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The Patchogue Lions Club held its eleventh annual "Christmas in June" event on Thursday, June 23 at Boomer's Family Fun Center in Medford. For the sixth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $2,500.

Approximately 120 school children from seven elementary schools in the Patchogue-Medford School District were chosen to be deserving to come to this year's event by their respective principals. Since the Patchogue Lions Club has started "Christmas in June," more than 1,000 children have participated in this fun-filled event.

"This was a nice way to give these children an opportunity to have some fun and spend the day with their friends," said Vito LaMonica, Event Chairman and Past President, Patchogue Lions Club. "It gave the children a place to enjoy themselves, especially with the school year drawing to a close."

Children were treated to lunch and then given full access for several hours to attractions, including rides, go-carts, wall climbing, bumper boats, and arcade games. They also received baseball caps, courtesy of Gershow.

"We were very happy in joining with the Patchogue Lions Club to make this day possible for these children," said Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling. "They always have a great time here. With the summer season beginning, the timing couldn't be better."



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