1. FF DENNIS P. MCHUGH Foundation COMEDY NIGHT
On Sat, Nov 18th, Comedy Night and Silent Auction at Tappan Zee High School Auditorium, 15 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg, NY. Features comedians from Manhattan's Gotham Comedy Club. Proceeds will fund construction of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Silent auction 6pm. Comedy show 8pm. Tickets $25pp. Call Ladder 13 at 212-570-4222. Or by mail: checks payable to Dennis P. McHugh Foundation. Mail by Nov 15th to: P.O. Box 302, Sparkill, N.Y. 10976. Tickets also at the door. Limited Seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended, For more info, call Anne or Tim at 845-279-4439.
2. UFA WIDOW'S & CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The annual UFA Widow's & Children's Christmas Party will be on Sun, Nov 19th at Toys R Us, Times Square (44th St and Broadway). Volunteers are needed at 7am to assist our families at this very special event. Party starts at 8am. Anyone interested, please contact Debbie or Fern at the UFA Office at 212-545-6976.
3. TOY DRIVE for Hurricane Katrina Children
Retired FDNY members in conjunction with the FF Steven Siller "Let Us Do Good" Children's Foundation and the 9/11 Families for Katrina Relief supporting this toy drive for holiday gifts to the many children still affected by Hurricane Katrina. Only new unwrapped toys for boys/girls of all ages. Bring to the firehouse during last week of November. Toys will be collected at a later time and personally delivering them to the Gulf the first week of December.
4. FIRST RESPONDER SINGLE PARENTS FAMILY DAY
Join other first responder single parent families on Sun, Dec 3rd, 2-6pm, Prospect Park YMCA in Park Slope, 357 Ninth Street, btwn 5th & 6th Ave, Brooklyn. Reconnect with your kids, network, build the support systems you need and most of all relax!! Bring bathing suits. Look for future Single Parent Family Days at YMCA facilities throughout the five boroughs. Register at 212-582-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about NYDCC at www.nydcc.org.
5. COMMUNITY MAYORS OPERATION SANTA CLAUS
Holiday Party at JFK Airport, inside Port Authority Hangar #19 on Weds, Dec 6th. Over 4,000 special needs children are served lunch and refreshments, receive toys and watch Macy's Santa Claus arrive via Delta Air Lines shuttle. Volunteers are needed that day and Tues, Dec 5th to help set-up, and to assist the children attending the event. Volunteers should meet at 8:30am on those days. Questions: 718-439-3401 or www.communitymayors.org.
6. TURKEY TROT
The annual Turkey Trot Run will be held on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2006, at 11:30am, in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY (Avery Avenue exit), sponsored by Turkey Trot, Inc., E-233/L-176. Rules for the run will be explained at the park. The entry fee of $20 will be accepted until 11:00am the day of the race. Late entries are not guaranteed a shirt. Make checks payable to: Turkey Trot, Inc., E-233/L-176, 25 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233. Proceeds to benefit the New York Firefighters Burn Center, the Elsasser Fund, and the Fire Family Transportation Van. For additional information call 718-965-8233.
7. HOLY NAME SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP TEST
The Holy Name Society, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island, will hold their High School Scholarship Test on December 2, 2006, at Sacred Heart High School, 457 West 51st Street, Manhattan. Applications can only be obtained from our Scholarship Chairman, William P. Treanor, 98 Bay Street, Bronx, NY 10464, 718-885-0648. Completed applications must be received by November 22, 2006.
8. FDNY VS. NYPD BOXING MATCH
Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 7:30pm, the FDNY Boxing Team will take on the NYPD Boxing Team. The event will be held at Floyd Bennett Field off Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Please come out and support the FDNY Team. Advance ticket sales are available online at www.FDNYboxing.com or by calling Bobby McGuire, Boxing Team President at 917-282-8727.
Stephen J. Cassidy
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