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Funbook 2001: Kids Do It Again!

Funbook 2001: Kids Do It Again!


Liz Sulik, President of The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, introduces the completed version of Funbook 2001 to some of the children who helped to create it.  The presentation took place at the Beach Club on July 11.Liz Sulik, President of The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, introduces the completed version of Funbook 2001 to some of the children who helped to create it. The presentation took place at the Beach Club on July 11.

The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce held its annual "Funbook Breakfast" to showcase the latest edition on July 10, 2001 at the Beach Club. In its sophomore year, the publication has captured a major audience and enormous support from the community.

This year's version is the brainchild of Richard Sirgiovanni, who designed and created the book's concept. Liz Sulik, President of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, committee members John Lepore, Rhonda Bair and Harold Cornell also had roles in the development of Funbook 2001.

This year the group worked with Keyspan Energy to complete the recent edition. However, the effort put forth by the children is the major reason why this book is so successful.

Funbook 2001, like its predecessor The Rockaway Funbook, features all types of games, puzzles, coloring segments and stories by children who live in many different areas of Rockaway.

Mrs. Rhonda Bair, states, "This is a project that seems to be growing every year. More and more kids want to become involved in the production of the book and that makes things a little difficult. With so many wonderful submissions from these kids, it is hard to pick one over the other."

There were a number of people from outside of Rockaway who came to celebrate the release of this latest edition. Jate Doremus, a community activist, was on hand to showcase some of the ocean artifacts that he has collected over the years. The children marveled at the size and shape of items purged from the ocean depths.

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Queens Botanical Garden, invited children and adults to a number of events that are going to be held in the coming months. To obtain a listing of these events call (718) 886-3800.

Police Officer, and Crime Prevention Specialist, Stephen Biscotti made a sensational presentation on how to prevent children from becoming the victims of molesters and kidnappers. He was so convincing as a Sony PlayStation representative with a van full of games that he was able to get a few parents, and yours truly, to fall for his ploy. It was quite an eye opening experience.

"This is such a positive thing for the community. The fact that more and more people are supporting this publication means a lot to the Chamber, and we will do all that we can to insure that others become more involved in its development." says Liz Sulik.


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