Riverhead Police deliver for needy families

The annual Christmas gift and food drive run by members of the Riverhead PBA culminated Thursday morning with the packaging of all the goods collected throughout the drive.


The holidays will be a little brighter for 30 needy families from across town, from Wading River to Jamesport, thanks to the holiday drive. PBA President Dixon Palmer (far left) and the union’s vice president, police officer Chris Parkin, organized this year’s efforts. They were joined Thursday at the town’s municipal garage to package the toys and turkey dinners with all the trimmings to deliver to the families. They were joined by Riverhead High School Principal David Zimbler (far right) and Riverhead students, as well as students from McGann-Mercy and Shoreham Wading River high schools. The Riverhead PBA has been running the holiday drive for 15 years.