More than 100 guests filled the American Legion Hall in Glen Head this past Saturday evening for an Easter Food Drive Cocktail Party. The event is a "pot luck" affair with each party goer offering a dish for all to share, and monetary and food donations for those in need. The South Street Band from Oyster Bay performed some great rock n' roll that filled up the dance floor.
Manorhaven resident Ken Kraft, formerly of Glen Head, started the Easter Food Drive and a Thanksgiving/Christmas Food Drive Cocktail Party in 2004 and has been organizing the events ever since. It has become an annual community effort with local groups and residents lending a huge hand. American Legion members helped prepare the food, worked the bar,collected donations, and ran the 50/50 raffle.
For the fall fundraiser, local merchants provide food and offer donations.
"Although many communities have struggled with the tough economic times over recent years," he said, " I am both amazed and extremely pleased to see so many merchants come to our aid in this meaningful endeavor."