Patchogue Lions Club Hosts “Christmas in June” for Local School Children

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June 25, 2014 - PRLog -- CAPTION:Front row (left to right): Kristen Arthur, Operations Manager, and Trina Berry, General Manager, Boomer’s Family Fun Center; Vito LaMonica, Event Chairman and Past President, Patchogue Lions Club; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Charlie Baker, President; Dan King, Incoming President; Paul Felice and Ken Becker, Members, Patchogue Lions Club.

Back row (l-r): Chris Bergman and Bob Schwarz, Members; Tom Ferb, First Vice President; and Dominic Bonano and Peter Feehan, Members, Patchogue Lions Club.

The Patchogue Lions Club held its fourteenth annual “Christmas in June” event on Wednesday, June 25 at Boomer’s FamilyFunCenter in Medford. For the ninth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing community service, Gershow Recycling sponsored the event by donating $2,500.

Approximately 140 school children from seven elementary schools in the Patchogue-MedfordSchool District were chosen to participate in this year’s event by their respective principals. Since the Patchogue Lions Club has started “Christmas in June,” more than 1,500 children have participated in this fun-filled event.

“This was a nice way to give these children an opportunity to have some fun and spend the day with their friends,” said Vito LaMonica, Event Chairman and Past President, Patchogue Lions Club. “It gave the children a place to enjoy themselves, especially with the school year drawing to a close.”

Children were treated to lunch and then given full access for several hours to attractions, including rides, go-carts, wall climbing, bumper boats, and arcade games.

“We were very happy in joining with the Patchogue Lions Club to make this day possible for these children,” said Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling. “They always have a great time here. With the summer season beginning, the timing couldn’t be better.”

For more information, call the Patchogue Lions at (631) 654-3737, or visit For more information about Gershow Recycling, please call (631) 289-6188 or visit

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