MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE CREEDMOOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Next meeting: June 11 at 8 PM
STATE BUDGET LACK
Governor Pataki has let it be known that if the Assembly doesn't reduce its proposed spending plan, he would prefer that the New York State had no budget at all. He said he would prefer that monthly emergency appropriations be made which would require that spending be held at last year's level rather than increase spending beyond the State's capacity. The governor and the Assembly are several billion dollars apart in reaching an agreement.
This battle bodes ill for our local non-profits such as community school boards, Alley Pond Environmental Center, Queens County Farm Museum, Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation, local athletic clubs and senior centers, and the like which in the past have relied heavily on so-called "member items." These will not be funded this year if the dispute is not resolved.
Fuzzy's Pub will be holding their annual BBQ fundraiser this Sunday, June 10 on 240th St and Braddock Ave. The fundraiser will benefit THE LITTLE VILLAGE CHILDREN'S SCHOOL, which meets the needs of disabled children.
Joey Dente, Jr. was a boy whose life was cut short by a pulmonary infection. His parents, Joe and Virginia, channeled their grief into a worthy and very productive endeavor, and founded a Pediatric Function Test Lab at North Shore University Hospital. Their efforts were so successful that the test lab is now operational and financially sound.
Fuzzy's is welcoming all CCA residents to this fundraiser, which will feature the band Risky Business. The block will be closed to traffic. Please stop by and help them get started on their new mission to help other disabled children. The event will run from NOON - 8:00PM. For more information, call 347-9643.
From the Pages of History
ONCE UPON A TIME
From the August, 1938 issue of the Creedmoor Civic News: A proposal which was presented at the July, 1938 meeting of the association was approved. The name of the organization was changed to the "Creedmoor Civic Association". The organization's name was previously the "Creedmoor Civic and Social Organization". (Ed note: Creedmoor Civic Association was the original name in 1927. The words "and Social Organization" were added years later and repealed in 1938 after being in use only a couple of years.)
From the August, 1939 issue of the Creedmoor Civic News: The CCA Entertainment Committee has chosen the Creedmoor Rest at 222nd St and 88th Ave for the CCA Annual Outing. You can play Bridge, Pinochle or Bunco, dance, or enjoy a cold beer with your burger. Tickets are 50 cents.
New Business: Welcome to: the new owners of Prisco Pizza, which recently opened on the site of Bella Rosa Pizza on Braddock Ave.
Congratulations to: Rose Daddario, Creedmoor Civic immediate past president who has been re-appointed to Community Board 13.
Upcoming events: St. Gregory the Great R.C. Church will be holding their annual Festival from June 14 - June 24. There will be plenty of rides, food, and games of chance. Annual Installation of Queens Village Civic Association: $10 includes full catered meal. Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 PM at Stewart Hall. For tickets, call Jim Trent at 343-8830. We already have six members going.
Business News: The Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation is sponsoring a business breakfast at the BelleroseVillage Hall on June 18 at 8:00 A.M. Mr. Norman Mintz, the consultant the District has hired to conceptually design new storefronts, is the guest speaker whose speech will be illustrated with slides. Meantime, flowers planted by both Greenstreets and the District have been planted in various areas where Braddock and Jamaica Avenue meet. Our patriot banners are up and the mall trees are in full leaf. Has downtown Bellerose ever looked better? Our civic can be proud of the key role it has played in support of these efforts. We are attempting to bring those efforts up Braddock Ave.
Welcome New Neighbors: A warm welcome to the Moran Family at 88-48 237 St. A welcome package was delivered to them. If you know of a new resident, please let Rick Duskiewicz know (464-3369) and Rosemary Parker, our WNN Chair, will deliver a welcoming package.
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