NNOAC Draws Hundreds Despite Rain
The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department was on scene to provide access to fire apparatus for local children.
The West End of Rockaway celebrated National Night Out Against Crime last Tuesday night with dancing, food, games and fireworks. The East End celebration, however, was cancelled because of the inclement weather and a seeming lack of interest. Hundreds braved the rainy weather and the wind the watch local children and teenagers perform and to hear local politicians praise police and civic activists.
|Chamber of Commerce officials, from left, John Hennessey, Hector Tello and the organization’s executive director, Liz Sulik, provided information.||Congressman Anthony Weiner praised the police and the local community council.|
|Democratic District Leader Lew Simon with State Senator Malcolm Smith.||Weiner presents a proclamation honoring the 100 Precinct Community Council, which sponsored the event. Accepting the proclamation is organization president, Howard “Jate” Doreemus.|
|Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, caught dipping into a fluff of cotton candy.||Army recruiters were on hand and drew many interested teens.|
|Police Explorers from various local precincts, including the 100 Precint, the 100 Precinct and Transit District 23, took part.||The Vietnam Veterans Of America sent a contingent. From left, they are Frank Danulevith, Pat Toro, Stephen Smith, Dominick Vendi and Eddie Caualieo.|
|Captain Donald Lyons, the executive officer from the 100 Precinct, left, joins Chief Louis Croce, the executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens South and Captain Mark Wallenberg, the commanding officer of Transit District 23.||Rabbi Melvyn May of West End Temple gets his blood pressure checked.|
|May gives the opening benediction at the ceremony.|