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To The Point: Thanksgiving is time to think of family, others

By Sabina Cardali

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point.

Congratulations to Helen Marshall on her election as the 18th borough president.

Condolences to the family of Helen Coppolino and to the family of Silvia Paolini.

The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York wants you to feed your hungry community. Participate in the holiday harvest food drive 2001. “Kids Feeding Kids.” Please donate canned and other non-perishables. (No glass jars except for baby food): Baby food, canned juices, canned fruits, vegetables, Jell-O, soup, pasta, rice, cereal. Girl Scout Troop 4399 and Brownie Troop 4299. They thank you for your generosity.

Fall Film Festival — 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the Madonna Room at St. Fidelis. Nov. 30 – “Tootsie,” Dustin Hoffman. Dec. 28 – “A Time For Miracles” (Story of Elizabeth Seton), Kate Mulgrew.

St. Fidelis Food Pantry, 123-06 14th Ave., College Point 353-1173. Anyone wishing to donate an entire Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, and dessert), please call 539-7501 after 6 p.m. There are many families who will have no Thanksgiving without your support.

Boy Scout Troop 18 of St. Fidelis expresses its thanks for the wonderful support of their recent bake sale. The Boy Scouts of Troop 18 of St. Fidelis will hold their annual Christmas Wreath Sale on Saturday, Dec, 1 and 2, outside church after all the masses. Wreaths will be $12 each.

St. Fidelis School is selling religious Christmas cards for $5 per box during school hours.

Halloween is always a delight for the children and for me. I was dressed in my witch outfit and, of course, I said to them, “Trick or treat!” They wanted to give me a piece of candy from their bag and I asked them how I looked and they said, “Good,” so I gave them their treat.

I was happy to see parents with the children. All the College Point businesses on the boulevard were good to the children.

My husband went to Point Value Store and was handed a bag of candy with this poem: “A chocolate Kiss to remind you that you are loved, A match to light your fire when you feel burned out, A Tootsie Roll to remind you not to bite off more than you can chew, Smarties to help you on days that you don’t feel so smart; A Starburst to give you a burst of energy on those days when you don’t have any, Snickers to remind you to take time to laugh, A bag to help you keep it all together and most importantly, A candle to remind you that you can brighten someone else’s day!” Cindy Johnson gave us this poem.

St. Fidelis Tornados’ Cross Country Season, Boys Novice Team took first place and received the gold. Congratulations to James Stout, Licm Baker, Alan Mook, Robert Scagnelli and Coach John Kramer.

Double best wishes to Mary Veseley as she celebrated her birthday and. her 39th year as a volunteer with the College Point Ambulance Corp.

At Whitestone Lanes: Patti McCarthy 201, Greta Hruska with 212 and 208.

We also had a visit from Eileen’s grandchildren, Victor 3 l/2, Nicholas 2, Mother Cristine.

A holiday concert featuring St. Fidelis Children’s Choir, Kay, Cantor, Ivan, organist. Other professional singers will perform on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in church. Tickets are $10 general and $5 seniors and children.

St. Anne’s Christmas Party Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the White House 10-24 154 St., Whitestone. Tickets $25 available at their November meeting or call Julie 762-7872 or Fran 445-0942. All are welcome.

Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home in Bayside, administered by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, is presently accepting applications for placement in their Nurse Aide Certification Training Course starting shortly. Tuition-free, convenient to all transportation. Seating is limited. Call (718) 971-2161 for more information.

The Women’s Fellowship from the First Reformed Church would like to thank New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens for sending two paramedics — Richard Chin and Mario Barnett from EMS — to speak to them regarding emergency care.

NYHQ sponsored a wonderful grandparents’ seminar at the Queens Botanical Gardens.

Attention St. Fidelis graduates from 1982 — a 20-year reunion is in the works. If you are a 1982 graduate or know of someone who is, please help spread the word. Clare Gluck (Adriano) is collecting addresses/phone numbers. Please e-mail her at clare@nyc.rr.com or call (212) 465-6211.


There have been many sad events and only prayer can bring solemnity. We must put our love and thoughts to our next big family holiday, Thanksgiving. Be thankful for your family and make sure you tell them how important they are to you and how much you love them.

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