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

Annual Event Co-Sponsored by Gershow Recycling

Jonathan Abrams (fifth from right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, presents the check in the amount of $1,500 to Vito LaMonica (center), Event Organizer, Patchogue Lions Club, at the Christmas in June event on June 25th at Boomers Family Fun Center in Medford. Also pictured, (left to right) Tom Ferb, Peter Feehan, Lou Giordano, Dan King, Current President Robert Silver, and William Beagan, Patchogue Lions Club; Robert Epstein, Principal, Canaan Elementary School; and Dominick Bonanno and Robert Schwarz, members of Patchogue Lions Club.

The Patchogue Lions Club held its nineteenth annual “Christmas in June” event on Tuesday, June 25 at Boomer’s Family Fun Center in Medford. For the fourteenth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $1,500.

Approximately 150 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 2,000 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 Lou Giordano, 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.”

For more information, call the Patchogue Lions at (631) 654-3737, or visit For more information about Gershow Recycling, please call (631) 289-6188 or visit


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