Pictured: Local children enjoying the Children’s Festival with QuackerJack from the Long Island Ducks, Mr. Met from the New York Mets, and Sparky the Dragon from the New York Islanders.
Photos courtesy of Hector Herrera
On Thursday, February 23, 2023, more than 200 deserving children ages 5-12 from local Nassau County organizations were treated to a day of carnival games, sweet snacks like snow cones and cotton candy, a pizza truck, and fun, including games and dancing, and a special visit from Nassau County Administrative Judge Hon. Vito M. DeStefano, at the 33rd Annual Children’s Festival.
Also in attendance were celebrity mascots including Mr. Met from the New York Mets, Sparky the Dragon from the New York Islanders, and QuackerJack from the Long Island Ducks.
The Children’s Festival is held annually, courtesy of volunteer attorneys and judges of the Nassau County Bar Association’s charitable arm, the WE CARE Fund, with a mission to instill positive attitudes and relationships with the local legal community and provide a fun activity during school winter break.
The WE CARE Fund, a part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), receives contributions from the Nassau County legal community and local businesses. Conceived by NCBA Past President Stephen Gassman as a vehicle for the organized Bar to use its resources to improve the quality of life for those in need―and nurtured by the tireless efforts of lawyers and judges―WE CARE has raised over $5 million to assist more than 100 charitable organizations in Nassau County. To make a donation, contact Bridget Ryan at (516) 747‐1361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association is the leader in providing legal information and community service on Long Island. NCBA consists of private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators, and law students who demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, free mortgage foreclosure, judicial screening, and public education programs. The Nassau Academy of Law provides continuing education for the legal community. WE CARE, a part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the NCBA, assists children, the elderly, and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information, contact (516) 747-4070 or email@example.com, or visit nassaubar.org.