Having a Blast at SHEF's Family Fun Day

The waterslide provided a full day of fun in the sun.
The waterslide provided a full day of fun in the sun.
NY State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci joined the fun, helping to support the South Huntington school community.
NY State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci joined the fun, helping to support the South Huntington school community.
Board of Education Vice President Nick Ciappetta readies his aim for a strike that sends BOE President Jim Kaden into the dunk tank.
Board of Education Vice President Nick Ciappetta readies his aim for a strike that sends BOE President Jim Kaden into the dunk tank.
Whitman’s new principal John Murphy upped the dunk tank fun by wearing a full suit, which shortly became a wet suit.
Whitman’s new principal John Murphy upped the dunk tank fun by wearing a full suit, which shortly became a wet suit.
A group of friends enjoyed making Nutella Pizza, with all the toppings…and proudly show their creations before the big first bite.
A group of friends enjoyed making Nutella Pizza, with all the toppings…and proudly show their creations before the big first bite.
Two of the many members of the Broadway Dance Theater group enjoyed performing for the audience.
Two of the many members of the Broadway Dance Theater group enjoyed performing for the audience.

The South Huntington Educational Foundation (SHEF) held their 12th annual family fun day under a picture perfect sky on Sunday, September 6th and the community came out for a great afternoon on grounds of West Hills Day Camp. With over 400 in attendance, families spread out over the campgrounds and enjoyed; the West Hills nature center, swings, sports of all kinds, playgrounds for every age, heated pools and the hugely popular giant water slide. Everyone enjoyed salads, watermelon, soft drinks, hot dogs, and hamburgers.

This was the third 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 zSpace, a 3-D interactive virtual learning environment that consists of 14 high definition workstations that uses glasses and a stylus to create an immersive educational experience.

The ever-popular dunk tank featured: Sue Cirillo, Edwin Smith, Allison Bruno, Dave Bennardo, Jim Kaden, John Murphy, Steve Toto, Vito D'Elia, Dennis Callahan, Anthony Ciccarelli, Janice Reichert-Emprimo, and Karissa Tomeo.

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

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