A Perfect Family Fun Day!

After their summer break, good friends welcome each other back.
After their summer break, good friends welcome each other back.
The waterslide provided a full day of fun in the sun.
The waterslide provided a full day of fun in the sun.
Silas Wood teacher James Metzak, clearly enjoying his time in the tank, all for a great cause.
Silas Wood teacher James Metzak, clearly enjoying his time in the tank, all for a great cause.
The nature trail included areas for children to traverse an obstacle course.
The nature trail included areas for children to traverse an obstacle course.
Countrywood PE Teacher Janice Reichert has the right idea, and turns the tables on her audience as they lined up to dunk her.
Countrywood PE Teacher Janice Reichert has the right idea, and turns the tables on her audience as they lined up to dunk her.
A Yoga instructor had many volunteers who looked to relax after frolicking in one of the heated pools.
A Yoga instructor had many volunteers who looked to relax after frolicking in one of the heated pools.

South Huntington Educational Foundation (SHEF) held their 11th annual family fun day under a picture perfect sky on Sunday, September 7th and the community came out in record numbers for a great afternoon on grounds of West Hills Day Camp. With over 700 in attendance, families spread out over the campgrounds and enjoyed; boating, a nature center, swings, sports of all kinds, playgrounds for every age, heated pools and the hugely popular giant water slide. Feeding the many families kept grillers Roy and Roe Gardner busy all day, as everyone enjoyed salads, watermelon, soft drinks, hot dogs, and hamburgers. 

This was the second year that an entertainment stage was in place for many local groups to perform. Thank you Carlo Giordano and his staff at Walt Whitman High School for setting up and dismantling the stage. The event kept a full slate of performers busy all afternoon delighting the audience. Also back from last year was a vendor’s row with locally made items as well as professional services. This fundraiser helps SHEF purchase many items not in the school budget that help support a quality educational experience for the children in the South Huntington School District. This past year SHEF purchased several NAO robots that will be utilized by students as they explore STEM curriculum.

The ever-popular dunk tank featured principals:  Ms. Kenney, Mr. Ciccarelli, Dr. D’Elia, Mr. Toto, Mr. Smith, Assistant Principal Dr. Bruno, Administrative Dean Mr. Obletz, as well as teachers Mr. Callahan, Ms. Cirillo, Ms. Reichert, Ms. Tafe, Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Metzak, and Mr. Schmidt. The students couldn’t be any more excited as they lined up for a shot at dunking their principals and teachers. Thank you SEPTA president, Ms. Christy Gudaitis who joined the fun in the dunk tank as well. Also enjoying the moment were your BOE members who lined up for their shot at dunking Schools Superintendent Dave Bennardo.

SHEF would like to thank the community for their incredible support in making this day very special.

Also a special thank to the local vendors who support SHEF:

Clix Photography  , Jericho Tpke., Hunt.                                                                                  

People’s United Bank, 1100 E. Jericho Tpke. Hunt. Sta.                

David Lerner Assoc. , 477 Jericho Tpke. , Syosset                         

UFC Gym, Jericho Tpke,  Hunt. Sta.                                              

Mathnasium of Huntington , Jericho Tpke, Hunt. Sta.                     

The Pampered Chef , 190 Merrick Rd. Unit 13   (town?) 516 639-9223                           

Broadway Dance Theater, 265 E. Main Street, E. Islip                  

From Stage to Screen Performing Arts Center, 589 W. Jericho Tpke, Hunt.

Power Home Remodeling Group- 290 Broadhollow Rd 220E., Melville

Balance Yoga and Healing, 680 Jericho Tpke., Hunt. Sta.

Ten Tigers Kung Fu Academy, 725 East Jericho Tpke., Hunt Sta.


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