Officers of the 100 Precinct, including Captain Tom Barrett (far right) stand and smile with Council President Danny Ruscillo and Corresponding Secretary Joe Young. Nearly 200 people turned out last Saturday morning for the 100 Precinct Community Council's Annual Breakfast With Santa at The Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street.
The hall was filled with children, all of whom took a picture with Santa and received a free gift from the community council. The breakfast also included a special holiday performance by The Peninsula Performing Arts Conservatory Choir.
At the end of the event, Community Council President, Danny Ruscillo, announced one lucky raffle winner, who received two round-trip airline tickets, courtesy of JetBlue Airways.
The Beach Channel High School Law Enforcement Explorers, who participate in many of the community council fundraising events, also volunteered their time to dress up and work as Santa's elves.
Supporters and sponsors of the event included Duane Reade, West End Realty, and Jet Blue Airways.
|100 Precinct Community Council President, Danny Ruscillo, takes a moment to pose with Santa. Leaders of the Peninsula Performing Arts Conservatory, Sheila and Michael Finnegan, smile with their children and Santa. Santa enjoys a dance with the choir during the singing of "Feliz Navidad", just one of several songs performed by the group. Santa's elves dance and have a good time entertaining the children. The Peninsula Performing Arts Conservatory was on hand to provide holiday music for everyone. Michael Finnegan, Director of the Peninsula Performing Arts Conservatory, introduces the choir to the crowd before their performance. 100 CC staff (from left to right): Betsy Ladd, Santa, Danny Ruscillo, President of the Council; Linda Ruscillo, Corresponding Secretary; Joe Young, Vice President, Mareen McGee, Andy McGee, Director; Kristin McMorrow, Recording Secretary; Charles Jacobs, Director. Below are the Law Enforcement Explorers of the 100 Precinct Community Council. Many smiling kids turned out with their parents and enjoyed the morning full of food, music, and of course, Santa. The winner of the Jet Blue raffle for two airline tickets was Phil, owner of Beerhouse Beverages in Rockaway Beach. A mother and child spend time together enjoying the festivities with Santa. |