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•.^rv|, V-;,. • . W tn » ^ fc • • ' .; I BETHPAGE ^HHBl^^H 31 J • J en#»g newpage, ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ k Blainedge, Hicksville, Seaford, 1 . I • i Island Trees, Plainview m ^^L ^^^^^ and Old Bethpage For Over 40 Years Volume 46 Number2 329 Broadway., Bethpage, NY 11714 January 11-17, 2 0 0 / (516)681-0440 ext. 21 FAX (516)681-9354 EmaiItNuz2u@aol.com 50 Cents Bethpage HS Student Civic Spreads Holiday Cheer to Those in Need BHS Student Civic members stuffed teddy bears and gave them to the children at Bethany House in Roosevelt. The Association gave a holiday party with gifts, dinner and refreshments for the children and their mothers before Christmas. The Bethpage High School Student Civic Association was actively engaged in ending 2007 on a positive note. The student organization conducted a Turkey Coupon Drive for Thanksgiving. More than 20 coupons for turkeys were collected from students, facult) and parents benefiting the Gerald Ryan Outreach. In addition students were able to presenl a $500 check to the outreach center thanks to the profit made from Student Civic's annual gourmel coffee drive. The top fundraisers were 1.1 11}Ties, Michael Natalie and Simon Jambrone. Student Civic members also attended the annual Marls' Lyons Holiday Part}' at the Huntington Hilton. The 26 Bethpage High School students helped to make some difficull days pleasurable for man) terminally ill children. Members ok the Bethpage Golden Girls Kickline also attended and per- Rebecca Trebitz and Jen Lombardo volunteered their nine to the Mercy Soup Kitchen on ( 'hi istmas formed for those at the party. The student organization also lent its helping hands to Bethany House of Roosevelt - a shelter for mothers and their children. The organization purchased 50 Teddy Bears to place on the beds of the children. A party was also held for the children on December 2 1sl at Bethany House with the help ok the Student Civic .Association. In attendance were students Alyssa Damiani, May Syeda, Sandhya Kasturi, 2003 graduate Reena Vanjani, and Student Civic Advisor Jackie Jill Rito. "The children of Bethany House were absolutely stunned at the sandwiches, the angel cake, refreshments and bears the students brought them," said Ms. Rito, who organizes the annual Student Civic Talent Show which will be held this year on February 11 at Bethpage I ligh School. This year's show will also benefit Bethany I louse. The Student Civic Association would like to give special thanks to April Pastore for her generous donations o\' toss, the Bethpage School District's Business office and all others who lent their support, including Anna I amendola. Additionally, Student Civic members sacrificed their to time serve the homeless and the disenfranchised on Christmas Eve day and Christinas Day at the Mercy Inn Soup kitchen. Some family members even decided to participate this year. The Mangano and Cotton families joined Bethpage graduate Reena Vanjani,, students May Syeda , Rebecca Trebitz, Jen I ombardo, Diana Delio. Marelissa Simon Jambrone, TJ Hynes, Michael Natalie, three top Gourmet Coffee sellers for BHS Student civic coffee drive present a $500,00 check to Charlie Cicio for the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center to help during the holidays. BHS Student Civic student dresses as cartoon character and entertains the children from the Marty Lyons Foundation Holiday Party on 12/17 at the Huntington Hilton. The ('otton and Mangano families lent their support to the Mercy Soup Kitchen on ('hnstmns. Rito and her mom, Ms. Rito. "It was a very moving, wonderful experience in having tun while helping others," added Mv Rito. "In the true spirit ol giving, everyone should be thanked for a wonderful year and we look forward to doing SO much more in 2008...changing lives one at a time."
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