December 19, 2008: 2008, Issue 51
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Throggs Neck Merchants Association

The Throggs Neck Tree Lighting was a festive spectacular.  We hope you were there to join in with us as the fun continued with many activities ranging from Assemblyman lighting the Christmas Tree while the St Benedict Choir amazed us with their carols, and Santa made his grand entrance on the Edgewater fire truck and gave toys to all the boys and girls.  The hundreds of children enjoyed the hot chocolate and cookies provided by the Menna Family while their parents had some peppermint candy treats.  So many people were involved and should be recognized behind the scenes such as Councilman Jimmy Vacca’s office, Community Board 10’s Ken Kearns, Officer Mike O’Connor of the 45th Precinct, The NYC Parks Dept, the Bronx Business Alliance, as well as all the volunteers of the Throggs Neck Merchant Association.  Our Merchant Association had about 15 volunteers to help Santa make the children happy with their photo’s which are available for download on www.ThroggsNeck.org   We hope the children enjoyed the toys which were provided courtesy of the Throggs neck Merchant Association.   

Were you out on East Tremont last Saturday?  Did you notice the Bronx Trolley?  It was riding up and down Tremont to pick up shoppers during our holiday season.  The trolley was a joint effort last week by the Throggs Neck Merchants and co-sponsored by three of our local merchants who are Crosstown Diner for all your dining needs, Copy That for all your printing and copy needs, and NCJA Income Tax for your Income Tax and Accounting Needs.  To find out more on these merchants, please check out our website at www.throggsneck.org.

This trolley will be available for the next two Saturdays and will be co-sponsored by other merchants.  Take a break and get on for a ride this Saturday.  The trolley will only be around the 13th and 20th of December, please take advantage of this limited opportunity.  Look for the signs that say “The Trolley Stops Here along East Tremont.  We have left them up all weeks for you to remember the locations.

During the Holiday Lights Season, “The Season of Giving”  the merchants do just that.  As you have no doubt seen, the Holiday Lights along East Tremont are up.  We have been proudly announcing this year, the lights have been extended to two new areas of Throggs Neck.  For the first time, there are Holiday Lights on East Tremont from Waterbury thru Coddington, the corner of Philip and Vincent and corner of Waterbury and Crosby.  Many businesses throughout Throggs Neck have contributed to make the lights shine brighter than ever before. We ask you to look for the official colorful Wreath posters that are displayed in the stores who have contributed.  If you do not see this poster in the stores you shop at often, please ask why they have not contributed.  If you see this poster, please express your opinion of the holiday lights to the owners or employees of the contributing location.  Look for our full page ad in this weeks edition for a list of all contributing merchants.  Or a you can check out our website at www.throggsneck.org    

There is still time for you to enter the I-Pod contest.  Logon to our website at www.throggsneck.org   The merchant association is giving away to one lucky winner an I-Pod Nano.  In order to enter you need only be 18 years old, a resident of the Bronx, have an e-mail address,  Click on the register now - IPOD in the upper right corner of the screen.   Once you will give us your information, you are automatically entered.  There will be other consolation prizes awarded to others who do not win the I-pod.  The e-mail entries we receive from the contest, shoppers will be added to our mailing list and receive discounts, coupons and information of upcoming events from the Throggs Neck Merchants in the future.  Please enter now and tell your family and friend to enter as well.  Throggs Neck Merchants members are not eligible to enter the contest.  The winners will be chosen on January 28 at our meeting.  They will be announced on February 5.

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