Annual Spring Brunch, A Beautiful Afternoon
April 27 was a warm and sunny day for our Annual FSA Spring Brunch at Indian Hills Country Club. It was a welcome pleasure after the long, cold winter. We had an exceptional turnout this year, with over 140 people in attendance, nearly reaching the capacity of the Indian Hills Country Club banquet hall.
Thank you to the Grace Music School for kicking off the event by providing their very talented string quartet for our musical enjoyment. After a beautiful debut performance at our 2013 brunch, we were privileged to have them return again this year. After dining on a delicious brunch, FSA President, Paul Graf, began the program with some “Facts from the Fort”. A game where the questions were well researched also the answers were not! Those who had brushed up on their local history and answered correctly were awarded with a Fort Salonga memento.
Fort Salonga residents had the opportunity to mingle with our elected officials during the event. In attendance were our guest speakers, Smithtown Supervisor and Fort Salonga resident, Patrick Vecchio, and Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, filling in for Huntington Supervisor, Frank Petrone.The Supervisor spoke passionately about the Town’s role in maintaining quality of life through planning and zoning within communities. Ms. Edwards was highly complementary about the spirit of cooperation that the FSA projects in its community advocacy.
Also in attendance were:
From Huntington: Councilpersons, Susan Berland and Mark Cuthbertson, and Superintendent of Highways, Peter Gunther.
From Smithtown: David Flynn from Smithtown Planning, Adrienne Giannadeo from the Smithtown Zoning Board ofappeals, and Superintendent of Highways, Glenn Jorgensen.
From Suffolk County: Legislator and Fort Salonga resident, Robert Trotta
From NY State: Assemblymen Michael Fitzpatrick and Andrew Raia as well as Senator John Flanagan,
We’d also like to thank our generous raffle sponsors:
Charlie and Helen Reichert and the Fort Salonga Market IGA, Laffey Fine Homes of Northport, John W. Engeman Theater, Clayton Funeral Home, Bob Smith, Energy Fitness, and Fort Salonga Shell.
Special thanks to Fort Salonga residents Lisa and John Magrane and their bakery, Rhapsody Cakes, for donating a beautiful and delicious cake for the occasion.