2010-12-24 / Community

Irish Circle Launches Toys For Tots Event

The Irish Circle staff members as they welcome guests to the restaurant. The Irish Circle staff members as they welcome guests to the restaurant. Santa may have been at every shopping mall in America this weekend, but one of the best Santas around spent a few hours at The Irish Circle in Rockaway Park on Saturday, spreading loads of cheer and gathering donations for a worthy cause. Thanks to the restaurant’s proprietors, Jerry Perich and Kenny Green, neighborhood children didn’t have to leave the peninsula to get their wishes to St. Nick!

Guests enjoyed “Lunch with Santa” and contributed gifts to the “Toys for Tots” collection box. The Irish Circle staff helped children assemble their own snowman picture frames made of foam, and photos taken on Santa’s lap were printed out and placed inside.

Toys for Tots will be collected at the Irish Circle through the end of the day on Thursday, December 23. The address of the restaurant is 101-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Photos by Vivian Rattay Carter.
Santa greets the Agoglia family. Santa greets the Agoglia family.
Left, Gabrielle Masiello, one of the first children to arrive. Right, the O’Sullivan siblings gather around Santa. Left, Gabrielle Masiello, one of the first children to arrive. Right, the O’Sullivan siblings gather around Santa.

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