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Graduation time is here. The Throggs Neck Merchants Association would like to congratulate all of the graduates from all of our local schools in Throggs Neck.
Last year at this time, we were a brand new organization and were only able to offer Savings Bonds to two of the local schools. However, this year with the cooperation of 12 of our local schools, we were able to sponsor five Savings Bonds for each school for a total of 60 Savings Bonds! We sponsored five $50 Saving Bonds for all of the following schools: P.S. 14, P.S. 72, P.S. 304, I.S. 192, P.S. 10, M.S. 101, St. Joseph School for the Deaf, Scanlan High School, Preston high School, St. Benedict’s, Villa Maria Academy and St. Frances de Chantel.
The Throggs Neck Merchants Association is proud of all the 60 graduating seniors for their accomplishments in Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science and Community Service. Many of the schools have allowed us to present the awards at their ceremonies. Before we presented these awards, we expressed our gratitude to the parents of all the students for using our services and purchasing our products.
The Throggs Neck Merchants Association recognizes the fact that we could not be a group of successful business owners without the patronage of our community.
In the future we are hoping to increase our bonds to $100 each. After the St. Benedict’s awards were presented, we received a thank you note from one of the recipients named Robert Biolsi. His note was appreciated. Robert thanked us for giving him an award. The real thanks go to students like Robert. To Bobby and all his classmates, we say thank you for making the future of Throggs Neck a little brighter by doing great in school. The old cliché, children are our future, is so true. Keep up the good work.
Merchants, just as a reminder, our next meeting will be at The Harbour Inn on Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m.. Our guest speaker will be Councilman David Yassky of Brooklyn who will be running for City Comptroller. Councilman Yassky would like to present his thoughts on how he wants to help save the small businessman taxes and other various proposals. In the future we hope to have Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. as a guest speaker, who is also running for NYC Comptroller. Our association is creating a buzz and our opinions are important. Let’s go to these meetings and help direct the future of this great city by giving these politicians our thoughts and views. With an election year upon us, our voices will make a difference.
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