Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay welcomed hundreds of residents to kick off the holiday season at the Town’s Second Annual Holiday on Ice show, held at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center on Dec. 3. At the event, attendees were treated to choreographed routines by skating school students and an exciting hockey match between the town’s tot-hockey players, resulting in a tie between Santa’s elves and reindeer.
Town Supervisor John Venditto recognized all show participants and spectators. Those in attendance were encouraged to sign holiday cards to be sent to military personnel overseas, in an effort to make the holidays a bit brighter for our troops.
“The town was proud to participate in the American Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ program, which sends a touch of home to the men and women serving our country,” Venditto said. “The members of Boy Scout Troops 160 of Farmingdale and 382 of Hicksville did an exceptional job facilitating this program that evening.”
Equally successful was the canned goods collection held during the show, benefitting Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization.
“Thanks to the generosity of our residents, the town was able to make a sizable donation to Island Harvest, which will benefit many families in need this holiday season,” the supervisor stated.
Those in attendance were treated to a special visit from Santa Claus at the end of the evening, with special time for photos available.
For more information on the town’s indoor Ice Skating Center, call 433-RINK (7465), or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.