Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00
Families turned out in large numbers to take part in the Levittown Community Council’s Ninth Annual WinterFest on February 13. More than 600 people attended the event held for the first time at Levittown Hall.“The event was supported by a large group of volunteers, who gave lots of time to planning and staffing the event, and to community businesses which provided donations of cash and prizes,” says Louise Cassano, chairperson of the event. Volunteers included LCC board members, Council members, Key Clubbers from MacArthur High School and Division Avenue High School and several Circle K members.
Among the volunteers were: Alex Aragon, Nicole Aramini, Jasmine Blennau, Pete Calabrese, Matthew Conlon, Stephanie Dittrich, Meghan Doherty, David Faldetto, Barbara and Gary Fisch, Thomas Franz, Anthony Galli, Erica Geiger, Becky Hopkins, Lizzie Hume, Ginny Isola, Ron Kinberg, Pat McBride, Frank McKenna, Lyndsay Lamariana, Elliott Leibowitz, Kristin Leverone, Stephanie Leverone, Jackie Merk, Matthew Murray, Nicole Pappas, Don Patane, Dominick Pesce, Christina Principato, Jennifer Pulgrano, Donna and Pete Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Chris Severance, Anita Thompson, Courtney Valenti, Eleanor and Matt Walsh, Jim Ward, and Tiffany Williams.
Area businesses contributing cash and merchandise included Americana Kafe Grill, Astoria Federal Davings Bank, CMS (Jason Feiner), Calda Pizza, Dalton’s Funeral Home, Demetri’s Valet, Domenico’s Restaurant, East Coast Hand Car Wash, East Village Car Care, Eric Shoe Nuf Shoes, Fred’s Deli, G.A.P Travel, Green Nails, Isy Stationery Store, J & B Creations, Jay’s Appliance, Kiran Palance, Bob Koenig Music, Kwong Ming, La Focaccia Restaurant, Lenny’s Liquors, Lenny’s Pizza, Levittown Lanes, Long Island Radio Group, New Levittown Park Bake Shop, Newbridge Employees Assistance Services, Dr. Perry Mollick, Porto Fino Restaurant, Segesta Pizza, Smile Cleaners, Starbucks Coffee Co., Sun Nails, The UPS Store, Uniform Pros, and Vito & Matteo’s Bakery.
WinterFest offers arts and crafts activities for children throughout the day, entertainment, provided this year by Nassau County P. A. L. Twirlers and Nancy’s Dance Factory, and exhibitors providing activities and entertainment or public services. This year’s exhibitors included Levittown Central Baseball, Levittown Chamber of Commerce, Levittown Community Church, Levittown Historical Society, Levittown Kiwanis, Levittown Public Library, Levittown Property Owners Association, Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs, Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers New York Life, S. A. D. D., Soldiers’ Angels, Steve the Scientist, WKJY and WLVAC (Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps)
Council President, Mauro Cassano, said, “We accomplished another successful event to bring people in the community together and introduce them to organizations in the area.”
The Levittown Community Council is an association of individuals and organizations in the areas that comprise Levittown and Island Trees school districts. Its mission is to create pride and unity in the communities it serves.