Fish fry ensures funds for summer fun


The Glen Cove Economic Opportunity Commission held its first fish fry fundraiser on May 4 to benefit its summer youth program. The event treated attendees to scrumptious fried fish sandwiches and a chance to meet with Irma Jeanty, director of Glen Cove’s EOC program, along with EOC board members.
For over 50 years, the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County has provided programs and services to low-income residents. The coalition was born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 20, 1964, a signature legislation of Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”
To help ease the lives of children and parents on the North Shore, the EOC has stepped in to provide families with a summer youth program filled with engaging workshops. In recent years, the children have gone to Splish Splash and had the opportunity to work on experiments with scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Last year, 37 children, aged 5 to 13, experienced a fun summer their caretakers couldn’t normally afford.