Do-gooding tweens and teens finally got their 15 minutes of fame at a special meeting on Jan. 26 at the Salt Marsh Nature Center (3301 Avenue U), when Assemblyman Alan Maisel (D-Marine Park) presented each one with a certificate of merit for their unwavering support and help at the annual Santa in the Park event held last December.
The annual whoop-de-do, which is sponsored by the Marine Park Civic Association and the Parks Department, invites neighborhood children to visit with Santa, play games and do crafts.
The volunteers, Natalia Crociata, Francine Crociata, Francis Crociata, Melissa Fitzgerald, Madison McCormick, Alyssa Silvestri, Alyssa Vazquez, Theresa Calitri, Madison Black, Ashleigh McGregor, Jeffrey Roth and Nicholas Detorfino gave up going to their own hip holiday soiree to help out with face painting, organizing and directing the tiny tots throughout the day.
“It’s always good when kids get involved with civic matters. The children are dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who have given generously of their time and skills to help make the Santa in the Park event such a great success,” said board member, Mary Campbell. Standing O couldn’t agree more.
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