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Locust Point Civic Association

We just got back from breakfast with the Easter Bunny and even though the rain stopped us from having an official Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny hopped through the rain and delivered hundreds of candy-filled eggs to the children of Locust Point. Our breakfast is always one of our best-attended events and I would like to thank Cookie Allard for getting up early and putting the whole thing together. The hardest part about running a civic center event is getting people to join in and help, but the one thing I can always count on is Cookie, thank you.

I would also like to thank  Margarite, Chrys, Joann, Charlie and Nancy for helping make this event a winner.

Also, a reminder that our Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 9 p.m. For ticket information call me at (718) 792-2468. This event is close to being sold out.

I would like to mention something that is close to my heart. As a kid I loved to play bocce ball. For you old timers, Gleason’s bar on Eastchester Road had a bocce ball court in back. My aunt and uncle lived behind the bar so when we would visit, my father and my uncle Tony would take me to the bar and teach me how to play bocce.

They smoked Palumbo cigars which stank from high hell and there was a old man with a stick who was the official score man who started more debates than any sitting president.

Well thanks to Nick Virello, Locust Point now has its own bocce ball court. Nick and his guys built a regulation court on the beach so this summer the men and woman of Locust Point will have bocce, I already ordered a case of Palumbos.

Last but not least, our Country Fair has moved this year. It will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be raffles, games and prizes for all ages and refreshments for sale, including fresh baked goods.  Old favorites such as the White Elephant Table will be included as well as a Plant Sale. Our goal is not only to promote our organization, but to promote the concept of civic pride and community involvement.   A strong community is not only made up of the residents, but also the local businesses, which add to our quality of life.  To take advantage of our lovely waterfront location, we have invited local businesses who would like a great promotional opportunity, to set up an outside space.  We also ask other community organizations to participate as a way to promote some of their special programs.  Residents have already received flyers notifying them of dates to drop off donations of new and slightly used items.  Volunteers will soon be canvassing Tremont Avenue.  We ask merchants to consider making a small donation of merchandise or a gift  certificate or to simply allow us to post a flyer promoting this event.  Anyone interested in participating please contact Chrys Napolitano at (718) 792 7647 or more information about getting involved.

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