Patchogue Lions Club Hosts "Christmas in June" for Local
School Children at Boomer's Family Fun Center
Annual Event Co-Sponsored by Gershow Recycling
Gershow Recycling presents a check in the amount of $1,500 to the Patchogue Lions Club at the 16th annual “Christmas in June" event at Boomer's Family Fun Center in Medford on June 23. Pictured (front row, left to right): Lou Giordano, Member, Patchogue Lions Club; Vito LaMonica, Past President, Patchogue Lions Club and Event Chairman, Christmas in June; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Dan King, President; Paul Felice, Member; and Greg Link, Volunteer, Patchogue Lions Club. Back row (l-r): Charlie Burton, Bob Bromberg, Tom Ferb, Peter Feehan, Charlie Baker, Bob Silver, Bob Foray and Hal Kramer, Members, and Rylee Baker, Volunteer, Patchogue Lions Club.
The Patchogue Lions Club held its sixteenth annual "Christmas in June" event on Thursday, June 23 at Boomer's Family Fun Center in Medford. For the eleventh consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $1,500.
One hundred forty-one 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 1,800 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.
"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."