To the editor:
As we commence a new year, the Seaford Wellness Council would like to use this opportunity to express its appreciation to the entire Seaford residential and business community for its support, both financial and societal, throughout 2011.
In these very demanding economic times the Seaford Wellness Council has been able to continue to realize its mission, albeit under extremely tight fiscal constraints. We unrelenting maintain the Seaford Gazebo at the train station, organized the “Friday Night Live” programs for the middle school-aged children, financed the anti-bullying presentation this past fall and conducted the annual National Trails Day cleanup of Tackapausha Preserve. The eighth annual was the most successful to date with well over 1,000 participants, a record for Seaford.
We have worked very closely with a number of other community groups this past year. In conjunction with the we displayed the “Field of Honor” twice; once in September in front of for the very somber candle lighting 9/11 remembrance ceremony and again in November at the to commemorate Veterans Day.
In addition, with the Legion and Boy Scout Troop 239 we participated in a ceremony honoring those from Seaford who died during World War I in front of the memorial plaque and garden at the Seaford station. In August, we co-sponsored the last show in the Summer 2011 Concert Series.
In what has become a tradition of the Hot Chocolate Run/Walk, the 2011 Businessperson of the Year was named an honorary co-starter of the event. The Seaford High School Key Club, a number of Boy and Girl Scout troops, the , the and the Nassau County Auxiliary Police assisted in the run/walk’s success.
We publicly thank the for their fantastic monetary support in sponsoring both the trophies for the first place winners from Seaford, male and female, at the hot chocolate run/walk and for supporting the post-Tackapausha Preserve cleanup volunteer barbeque.
The Seaford Wellness Council is proud of its role, along with other community groups, in making Seaford a better place to live and work. We promise to continue that role throughout 2012. For those interested in joining us, please go to our website (www.seafordwellness.com) for more information and for a list of meeting and event dates.
Michael DiSilvio, president, Seaford Wellness Council