New Horizons Celebrates 17 Years Serving The Rockaways
By Miriam Rosenberg
New Horizon Counseling Center celebrated its 17th anniversary of serving the Rockaway community on March 24. Some of the highlights during the first of two days of special events for the adult day program included client talent and fashion shows, special meals and flashback videos helping every one reminisce about the years gone by.
New Horizon, located on Beach 20th Street, overflowed with clients and guests as members of the staff acted as DJ, make-up artists for the shows and videographer and photographer to record the events of the anniversary.
A carnival, disco and awards ceremony was scheduled for the next day.
Among the highlights of the second day was the presentation of an award in memory of Ida Straker, a counselor at New Horizon who died of cancer several years ago. The Ida Straker Award for Outstanding Achievement is presented to a former client who has successfully reintegrated into the community at-large.