Family Fun Day Sets Record

Silas Wood Principal Steve Toto gets dunked.
Silas Wood Principal Steve Toto gets dunked.
Superintendent Dave Bennardo on his way into the tank thanks to a sharp arm.
Superintendent Dave Bennardo on his way into the tank thanks to a sharp arm.
Paddle boats were very popular with kids wanting to head towards the water spout and Mom with something else in mind.
Paddle boats were very popular with kids wanting to head towards the water spout and Mom with something else in mind.
A soothing Ice Pop was a treat for this South Huntington youngster.
A soothing Ice Pop was a treat for this South Huntington youngster.
A young Yankees fan readies his putt.
A young Yankees fan readies his putt.
3 friends take a break from lunch with a deck hockey game.
3 friends take a break from lunch with a deck hockey game.
Buddies explore the far banks of the pond where many bullfrogs can be found.
Buddies explore the far banks of the pond where many bullfrogs can be found.
Tennis anyone?
Tennis anyone?
Ahhhhh perfect day for the water slide.
Ahhhhh perfect day for the water slide.
A cool slice of watermelon after his hamburger and this youngster is ready for more fun.
A cool slice of watermelon after his hamburger and this youngster is ready for more fun.
Slides of every shape and size were everywhere.
Slides of every shape and size were everywhere.
Whitman Principal Kathie Acker, gets dunked, all for a great cause.
Whitman Principal Kathie Acker, gets dunked, all for a great cause.
The South Huntington Education Foundation (SHEF) held their 9th annual family fun day under a picture perfect sky surrounded by the lush grounds of West Hills Day Camp. 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 was perhaps the most successful family fun day in history with close to 700 in attendance. The heated pools and water slide are always a popular spot, but this year SHEF added something new that proved to be hugely successful- a dunk tank featuring principals Kathie Acker, Vito D’Elia, Steve Toto, and Anthony Ciccarelli. The students couldn’t be any more excited as they lined up for a shot at dunking their principal. And, last but definitely not least into the dunk tank was new Schools Superintendent Dave Bennardo.

The South Huntington community spread out over the camp grounds and enjoyed; boating, a nature center, deck hockey, miniature golf, bowling, tennis, swings, and playgrounds galore. Feeding the many families kept the grillers busy all day, as everyone enjoyed salads, soft drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, and lot and lots of ice cream treats.

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