Letter to the Editor

A thanks to Community Fest planners


To the Editor:

Thank you to the Valley Stream Herald for covering our committee’s work toward putting together a day of community right here on Rockaway Avenue (“The minds behind the Community Fest,” Sept. 6-12). The people involved in putting the Fest together, and those participating in the event, are truly committed to making Saturday, Sept. 29 a great day for Valley Stream. Thank you to the people who have already expressed their excitement and support for this idea.

I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize two other members of our committee — Annette Gray and Jimmy Smuda. Annette is active in the Valley Stream Democrat Club and also very involved with organizing events at Central High School. She has been helping secure sponsors and vendors for the event. Jimmy represents Bethlehem Assembly of God Church and has been helping organize volunteers to help spread the word about the event as well as helping with event logistics.

Our committee really appreciates their help and support as well as the support we have received front the Village of Valley Stream. Thanks so much, and we hope to see you at the first Valley Stream Community Fest.

David Sabatino

President, Envision Valley Stream