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Dyker Heights

Santa’s load got a little lighter this year thanks to his helping elves — Reaching Out Community Services founder Thomas Neve, Fort Hamilton Army Base commander Col. Joseph Davidson, 68th Precinct Community Council president Ilene Sacco, 68th Precinct commanding officer Capt. Raymond Festino, Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge), Dyker Heights Civic Association president Fran Vella-Marrone, and members of the civic.

The do-gooding elves sorted, wrapped, and tagged toys that folks donated to the annual Toys for Tots drive in hopes to brighten the smiles of disadvantaged children and children of military families.

“Our Association is actively involved in the Toys for Tots program,” said Vella-Marrone.

Members also voted in the new slate of officers for 2016 and the Board of Governors at the Dec. 8 meeting.

Raffles were held and the annual Christmas gift was presented.

Once the formalities were finished, members enjoyed a whole bunch of Christmas cheer with music, food, and special holiday drinks.

The association’s next meeting is Jan. 12, and all are invited.

Standing O thanks all the elves.

Dyker Heights Civic Association meets at St. Philip’s Parish Hall (1072 80th St. in Dyker Heights, www.dykerheightscivicassociation.com).

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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