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Island Park civics host 'Love Your Troops' event


The Island Park Civic Association hosted its 11th annual Love Your Troops Valentine’s Dinner Dance at Bridgeview Yacht Club on Feb. 8.

The evening began with a cocktail hour, continued with an introduction and presentation to local troops and concluded with dinner and dancing.

This year, the honorees included three Island Park natives who attended the school district when they were students and one current Island Park resident. The honorees were:

Christopher Herbert, 64, of Oceanside: U.S. Navy veteran. (Island Park native)

Jason Rogers, 46, of Island Park: U.S. Marines veteran. (Brooklyn native)

Melissa Ruocco Roth, 40, of Woodbridge, Va.: U.S. Air Force veteran. (Island Park native)

William Dennis Ruocco, 73, of Bolivia, N.C.: U.S. Navy veteran. (Island Park native)