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Wining and dining with Five Towns Kiwanis

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A four-course dinner and ample bottles of New York vino helped the Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns celebrate its 75th year at the charitable organization’s annual wine night at Temple Avodah in Oceanside on May 16.

All proceeds benefited the Alfred and Rita Bevilacqua Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Scholarship Fund at Northwell/Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

The Kiwanis members also support first responders with pediatric trauma kits. The kits, in conjunction with the hospital’s trauma unit, have helped to reduce child fatalities by more than 80 percent in the 25 years the program has existed.

The late Alfred Bevilacqua, a Cedarhurst resident who served as a state district governor of Kiwanis, established the program.