Goodbye, Munders; we’ll miss you

Paul Ehbar

I just recently became aware of a young Williston Park 10-year- old Little Leaguer who can use some help.  

Ty Patrick Flood has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder. DMD is a muscle disease, which is progressively debilitating. 

A fundraiser has begun and I would encourage all to visit the web site to learn more about this great young Yankee fan and his family. On Wednesday, April 1,  7 p.m. a fund raising event is to take place at Memories, Hillside Ave. Williston Park. A $20.00 cover charge to be collected ( donated to Ty). 

While I talked about spring a few weeks ago, this didn’t prevent another snow storm from hitting Williston Park. 

Hopefully the weather will improve as we move into spring. With nicer weather people of all ages are walking, jogging and running throughout our village, be mindful while driving.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place this Sunday, March 29th, at Kelleher Field. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. 

Weather should be good! It’s a great event for the village children. 

The recreation committee plans well and each year their program gets better. And of course, the Easter Bunny and his wife are expected to make their appearance.

It may be a little early but I’d like to remind everyone the Williston Park Little League’s 2015 season begins with their opening Day Parade on April 11, 2015. 

It’s a traditional event that showcases our youngster both male and female who are about to begin their 2015 baseball season. 

Line the streets and give these fantastic cheer as they pass through village streets. 

The parade will be ending at Kelleher Field. Once there the Rotary Club will host their ROTA-GOLF BALL SKY DROP. 

The event will help to raise funds for various local groups. Come on down to Kelleher Field enjoy the festivities while helping to contribute to a worthwhile cause.

Join the Beautification Committee at our Annual Little Make a Difference Day in co-ordination of Earth Day.  

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, residents and other organizations are welcome to join in the fun on April 25, at 9:00 am. 

For all those who are not aware, a Williston Park institution has come to an end. Munders Hardware Store ended its long time run when it closed a few weeks back. 

I, along with probably just about every other resident stopped in when needing screws, light bulbs, tools and other items, many of which couldn’t be found elsewhere. 

Their basement seemed to be a magical place as Charlie or his son Billy would disappear to the basement and return with a requested item that couldn’t be found anywhere else. 

Charlie passed away this past October, having not been in the store the past few years. 

Billy, his brothers and son continued the operation but according to Billy it was time to close. Munder Family: Thanks for the memories!

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