2000-06-10 / Columnists

Simon Says….

by Lew M. Simon, Democratic District Leader, 23rd A.D. Part B

Last Sunday evening we attended a surprise birthday party for Lally Davis, president of the Phillip Port Unit of the American Cancer Society. Lally, who is 21 plus, got the surprise of her life when more than 125 guests, including friends and family, greeted her. It was so exciting to watch Lally walk through the door and hear everyone yell surprise.

Her beautiful, young granddaughter jumped into her arms. Lally was wonderful. She worked the room like a real politician, kissing and hugging everyone individually. The surprise party was set up by her two sons, Lawrence Davis, owner of Hall of Heroes at Roosevelt Field, and Frank Davis, a social studies teacher at Beach Channel High School. Her daughter, Vickee, is a schoolteacher in Maryland.

Some great Rockaway individuals who attended were Sylvia Rogoff, Rae Turturro, Alice and Barry Brustein, Helene and Elliot Mandel, John and Brenda Boden, Debra and Joseph Kelly, Carol and Scott DeNaro, and Alfred and Doris DeNaro. It was quite interesting to be sitting at a table with a family named Simon and even funnier to find out that Lally’s maiden name was Simon. Although I don’t think we’re related, they are a great bunch of Simons.

This gala event was held at the Carlton House located in Eisenhower Park. It was absolutely beautiful. Many more happy wonderful birthday, Lally.

Hats off once again to New York City DOT for the wonderful work being done from Beach 108 street to Beach 116 street on the reconstruction of the island median. It will now be a beautiful haven for plants and flowers. The new trees on Shore Front parkway are a great way to beautify Rockaway also.

A very reputable individual, who has written vocational training courses, met with us this week. He is planning to open a vocational training center in Rockaway. We welcome this Ozone Park resident with open arms. Look for a future announcement of progress in our community.

We wish to give our warm congratulations to Frank Gulluscio, who will be replacing Augie Agate as Democratic district leader in the 23 A.D., Part A. Frank is energetic, friendly and tireless. We look forward to working closely with him.

Our next Atlantic City trip will be on Saturday, June 24. We leave at 5:30 p.m. and return at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 with $14 returned. Call my office for reservations.

If you would life to register to vote in the election this fall, feel free to stop by my office any Thursday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The Good Government Regular Democratic Club is located at 112-20 Beach Channel drive (upstairs).

Lew Simon joins a work crew as they complete installing water mains on the 400 block of Beach 127 street and 200 block of Beach 138 street.
Lew Simon joins a work crew as they complete installing water mains on the 400 block of Beach 127 street and 200 block of Beach 138 street.

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