Welcome to the Elmont Community Outreach
Program / Parkhurst Civic Association Web site. Our goal is to provide
you with useful information about ECAP's mission that we hope makes
it easier for you to enjoy our community.
Parkhurst Civic Association has been serving the Elmont community
At this site, you will discover all about our outreach programs,
as well as our courteous and resourceful Volunteers.
Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions
about our products or services, or simply need more information
and want to contact us, click on the contact button on any page
within this site.
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serving you.
Special Thanks to Elmont Families, The Elmont Community Coalition
Council, The ECAP Family Day Chairpersons and their Committee Workers,
Town of Hempstead Dept. of Parks and Nassau County. This was a Dream
Team that worked together to make September 13, Elmont Family Day
The inclement weather only served to reinforce our determination.
We were able to change the venue in short notice, from the Dutch
Broadway Sports Complex to Elmont Memorial High School. What seemed
to be impossible became possible as various groups of people worked
together to accomplish one goal, in this instance - Only what is
Best for Elmont.
The day was truly Family Day with the young
adults taking the lead and setting the mood for the events. ......
Walker of the Sea Rangers led the pledge of allegiance followed by
a heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem by Monique Baker. Then
a musical interlude after opening speeches by Nathanial and Tael Agudelo
of the Stewart Manor School. Guest Speakers were State Assemblyman
Thomas Alfano, Dr. Maria Palandra Elementary School Superintendent
, Mr. Al Harper Elmont Memorial Principal , Legislator John Ciotti,
Mr. Chet Collins Elmont Community Coalition President and representing
County Executive Tom Suozzi- Larry DeAngelis. Other officials in attendance
were Councilmen Ed Ambrosino and James Darcy, Councilwoman Dorothy
Goosby, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Donald Clavin Receiver of Taxes.
Represented were Educational and Civic organizations, Sports, Youth,
Medical and Veteran groups, and the Chamber of Commerce some businesses
had tables and donated gifts and refreshments.
St. Boniface Church made mammography appointments through North
Shore Medical Center, while there was an ongoing Blood Drive at
the Dutch Broadway Sports Complex. The Blood Drive was the only
event that was able to remain at the original site.
I love Elmont. I think that it could be an outstanding community
if more of the new residents get involved in community affairs.
The older residents have laid the foundation. Strong, Articulate
and Young voices are needed to expand and build on the foundation
we have prepared
I live my life according to Goethe's saying : " Whatever
you can do, or dream you can,.. be it. Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it."
Over the years I was especially fortunate to meet Mrs. Mary
Chrichlow who turned out to be my mentor. She was an outstanding
woman, involved in several organizations, and was also an
instructor at the Police Academy. I never knew much about
her life until after she died. She left me the legacy of her
dedication to community involvement, awareness and motivation.
Today whenever there is a crisis, or need for help with a
business-related problem. I can sense her presence.
This current endeavor is fulfillment of a professional goal,
mid-life career change and need to pursue a life long passion
of enriching the lives of others.