Throggs Neck community tree lighting and toy giveaway

Lehman High School students volunteered with the Throggs Neck Merchants Association to spread cheer during the event. Pictured are Raiza, Emily, Shandy, Bruce, Ashley, Shah, Michael, Janenda and Jason Concepcion as Spongebob.
Photo by Laura Stone

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and the Throggs Neck Merchants Association hosted the annual Throggs Neck Christmas Tree Lighting and Toy Giveaway on Sunday, December 6. The holiday tradition at DeRosa O’Boyle Triangle featured a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and gifts for the community children which were donated by the merchants. St. Benedict’s chorus sang Christmas carols, and Lehman High School volunteers helped set up the event, which was coordinated by Assemblyman Benedetto’s office. Pictured below, Members of the St. Benedict’s Children’s Choir, led by Ann Myers performed during the event. Assemblyman Benedetto (c, back) thanked everyone who helped make the tree lighting a success.

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