June 26, 2009
Gershow Recycling Supports Patchogue Lions Club's
"Christmas in June” for Local School Children
Annual Event Sponsored by Gershow Recycling
First Row (left to right): Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Vito W LaMonica, Jr, Chairman, Patchogue Lions Club; Ken Becker, Patchogue Lions Club; and Mary Reiland, Manager, Boomer’s Family Fun Center
Second Row (l-r): Lou Giordano and Hal Kramer of the Patchogue Lions Club, and Richard Zappa, Manager, Boomer’s Family Fun Center
Third Row (l-r): Jim Wilson and Peter Feehan of the Patchogue Lions Club, and Boomers General Manager Brian Becker, General Manager, Boomer’s Family Fun Center
The Patchogue Lions club held its ninth annual "Christmas in June” event on Thursday, June 25 at Boomer's Family Fun Center, located at 655 Long Island Avenue in Medford, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For the fourth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $2,500.
Over 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, Chairman, 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.”