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South Beach Civic’s Annual Picnic and Education Fundraiser Honors Community Service

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The South Beach Civic Association’s (SBCA) annual education fundraiser picnic was in full swing at the Vanderbilt on the South Beach Boardwalk, with more than 200 family members, friends, elected officials and local business owners celebrated the organization’s dedication. lasted more than twenty years.

On tap was an indoor and outdoor barbecue with hot and cold food, a barbecue buffet, sweet treats and summer drinks – and live music entertainment by deejay, Tim T., who danced all on the soundtrack for decades. .

Honorees Markos and Anita Platis, center, owners of the Colonnade Diner, received an award from Joseph and RoseAnn McAllister. (Courtesy/Steve White)Staten Island Advance

Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon, Cynthia Pace, city Parks and Recreation Department, Island Branch staff were honored during the afternoon drive. Kearney Bank Staten, Sabina Puskarczyk, Agnes Bukowska, Lesya Polyak, Agnieszka Chrzanowski and Isabela Kreft, and Markos and Anita Platis, owners of Colonnade Diner, Grant City.

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City Parks Patrol Officer, Sgt. Naile Perovic, Officer Cynthia Pace and Sgt. Dornell Grant, who was honored. (Courtesy/Steve White)Staten Island Advance

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Mother Jennifer Ochs and her daughters Caitlin and Abigail. (Courtesy/Steve White)Staten Island Advance

The picnic was organized by the officers of the association, Joseph McAllister, president and RoseAnn McAllister, vice president and member of the board of directors.

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From left, standing, state senator Diane Savino, Rev. Michael Martine, Richmond District Attorney Michael McMahon, Eileen Martine, Assemblyman Michael Tannousis, and Assemblyman Michael Cusick. Seated from left, Anthony Garcia, Congresswomen Nicole Malliotakis, Cara Buonincontri and Veralia Malliotakis. (Courtesy / Rev. Michael Martine)Staten Island Advance

Guests were offered a chance to win 36 plus 50/50 prizes.

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From left, Anthony Lombardy, 12, grandmother Fran Holder holding John Lombardy, 8, and mother Michelle Lombardy. (Courtesy/Steve White)Staten Island Advance

The educational table included informational materials from non-profit organizations such as On Your Mark, the FDNY, the City Sanitation Department, Kearny Bank, Northfield Home Improvement, Majorie Pugliesi of 5 Flags, the Department of Transportation and Vision Zero.

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From left, Richmond County District Attorney, Rev. Michael Martine and Megan Delmar. (Courtesy/Steve White)Staten Island Advance

Canine companions were also present with two canine companions.

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Tara Mahoney, with her K-9 companion dog, Vector. (Courtesy/Steve White)Staten Island Advance

“Thank you to everyone for their support, including sponsors and those who helped make this year’s event a huge success, with a special thanks to Brittany Felice, event manager at of Vanderbilt, who was given a bouquet of flowers,” said Joe McAllister. “Guests should enjoy the beautiful views of South Beach’s boardwalk and ocean, as well as the dolphins found on Sand Lane and the Father Capodanno Boulevard roundabout.”