I trust that everyone had a lovely Easter. The weather is beautiful, the flowers are beginning to bloom and there are good things being done by good people all over the community.
Wading River resident Jen Gebbia works at the Deli at Wading River. If you stop in, you’ll see a plastic jar on the counter with a LI2DAY Walk flier on it asking for donations to help support cancer research. This event is close to Jen’s heart and she would appreciate your support. Jen and her team have also participated in Relay for Life. “My team and I will be walking 13.1 miles [at the LI2DAY event] Saturday, June 7.” This event is unique because what’s raised here stays here. This is Jen’s fourth year participating. “I got involved years ago for my dear friend Christine Romano. I love Christine.” Leading up to the walk, Jen and her team, “Fight Like a Girl,” will be seeking donations of products, services, gift cards, etc. for their upcoming fundraiser Friday, May 9, at St. John the Baptist’s parish hall in Wading River. Call 631-513-7706 with any questions. Thank you in advance.
Congratulations to Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate Mike Malave, who excels as a member of the men’s lacrosse team at Hofstra. Mike recently helped to lead the Hofstra Pride to a victory over sixth-place Cornell University. Who knows where Mike and his team will end up this season but we hope it’s at the top. Mike tells us, “I’m thrilled to be a contributing member of a top program such as Hofstra men’s lacrosse. We look to continue our recent success as we approach our first playoff game April 30 against the Blue Hens of the University of Delaware.” The SWR community wishes you well, Mike. You make us proud.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their first holy communion at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in Wading River April 27. Riannon Shea was among the communicants. Her mom and dad, Robert and Maureen Shea, are especially proud of their beautiful little girl. A formal party with family and friends followed and many happy and proud moments were photographed with this little angel. Her big sister, Devon, was extra proud of Riannon. God Bless you, Riannon Shea, and the entire Shea family.
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Contact Wading River columnist Elizabeth Taggart at Etag5@optonline.net or 929-5933.