November 15, 2016
I look forward to the change of seasons; the falling leaves and changing colors; the smell of a fireplace burning and the chill in the air. As you all know, this is a Presidential election year. November 8th is Election Day and it is important for everyone to get out and vote. Itís important for Marine Park to have representation. Check to be sure your polling place hasnít changed since some residents have had multiple changes the past few elections.
Our thanks to Nancy Walby who gave a very informative CERT presentation and David Stein from NYRR Open Run program who provided details for participating in this weekly event held in Marine Park on Sunday mornings. Again, thanks to Capt. Thomas Burke from the 63rd Precinct for attending our meeting and giving us updates on criminal activity and apprehended individuals in our community. Sen. Roxanne Persaud, Assemblywoman Jamie Williams and Freida Menos from Congressman Hakeem Jeffries all attended our meeting and we appreciate their taking the time from their busy schedules to keep us informed.
Our 31st Halloween/Fall Festival sponsored by Sen. Martin Golden with the support of the Marine Park Civic Association and the NYC Parks Dept. had to be cancelled on October 22nd due to the rain and wind. However, as I write this letter we are planning to reschedule the event at the Lott House on Saturday, October 29th.
Itís turkey time again! This is the meeting where we hold our traditional Turkey raffle. Last year, thanks to the generosity of sponsors and the MPCA, we gave away 40 turkeys. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the MPCA will be collecting non-perishable items to be given to the Madison Marine Civic to include with their food drive. Also Sen. Persaud has requested donations to assist in Haitian Hurricane Matthew Relief. Additional information is included in this newsletter.
Donít forget Ė Santa in the Park on Saturday, December 3rd at the Carmine Carro Community Center.
I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Itís important for you and your neighbors to attend our meeting where you will be able to ask questions or voice your concerns regarding neighborhood issues.
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!
ďBrooklyn Proud ďģ
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