June 7, 2012
Patchogue Lions Club Hosts "Christmas in June” for Local School Children at Boomer's Family Fun Center
Annual Event Sponsored by Gershow Recycling
Pictured (back row, left to right): Charlie Burton, Hal Kramer, Jim Wilson, Andy McCabe, Dan King and Tom Ferd.
Front row (l-r): Gloria Burton, Rachel Roger, Danielle Giordano, Jonathan Abrams, Al Babin, Vito LaMonica, Rob Epstein, Peter Feehan and Louis Giordano.
The Patchogue Lions Club held its twelfth annual "Christmas in June” event on June 21 at Boomer’s Family Fun Center in Medford. For the seventh consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $2,500.
Approximately 140 school children from seven elementary schools in the Patchogue-Medford School District were chosen to participate in this year’s event by their respective principals. Since the Patchogue Lions Club has started "Christmas in June,” more than 1,500 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 Event Chairman Vito LaMonica, who is also Past President of the 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 Gershow Manager Jonathan Abrams. "They always have a great time here. With the summer season beginning, the timing couldn’t be better.”