Desk of Paul Ehrbar: Opening day for the Williston Park Little League

Desk of Paul Ehrbar: Opening day for the Williston Park Little League
Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar. (File photo)

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

While we all hoping for a nice spring, late winter temperatures continue to dominate the area.

This past Saturday, the Williston Park Little League held its opening day parade.

Weather for the parade was fantastic, giving both the participants and spectators an excellent day.

The large number of Little Leaguers brought smiles to those lining the streets to observe as the young group marched through Village streets.

Our auxiliary police with the assistance of the Nassau County police led the parade, followed by the Color Guard representing the Williston Park American Legion.

The Williston Park Fire Department followed at the end accompanied by an antique ambulance provided by Northwell Health System.

Arriving at Kelleher Field the little leaguers proudly marched on the well-manicured baseball field, courtesy of the Williston Park staff.

During opening day ceremonies Steve Gilhooly was honored for his long-term dedication to the Williston Park Little league.

I’ve never seen so many children and grandparents line the outfield.

Let’s protect those precious children by driving safely through the village. Once the ceremonies ended, players, families and fans were treated to hot dogs donated by King Kullen, pizzas, donated by Ginos, soda and water.

All attending enjoyed this annual traditional Williston Park event. Special thank to League President Joe Manopella, their board, and coaches for a job well done.

Saturday, April 21 the Beautification Committee will be holding their annual “Little Make a Difference Day,” as we celebrate Earth Day.

Youngsters, parents and ambitious residents are asked to come to Village Hall at 9 a.m. Children’s groups must be accompanied by an adult.

The clean-up should only take an hour as the groups will be split up to work along Hillside and Willis Avenue. Your help will “Make a Difference.”


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