On Sat., Jun. 16, Family Central held its 2nd Annual “Ladybug Picnic” at the Pine Island Park. It was a delightful event that generated kids’ smiles during the sack races and squeals of excitement during the ladybug release.
The success of this wonderful family event was made possible by the generous donations of many businesses in our community. We would like to express our gratitude for the support of Rylex Custom Cabinetry and Closets, of Pine Island; the Kids Club House; Lowland Farms; Warwick Physical Therapy; Jean-Claude’s; ShopRite; Track 7; Wadeson’s Home Center; Newhard’s; Fannies Restaurant; and individual donations from Dr. Stephane O’Leary, artist Karuna McLaughlin and artist Mary Ellen King. A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped to set up and take down the event; to Zoe Fitzsimmons and Pat Quinn for managing the craft activities; and to Beth Nagel who ran the raffle table.
The Ladybug Picnic is a fundraiser for Family Central’s Newborn Welcome Bags, created for all babies born at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital. To learn more about Family Central and how you might support the continuation of our Newborn Welcome Bags, visit www.familycentralny.wordpress.com.