By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet
The Christmas season is a time of happiness and miracles for many. It is also a time when people reflect on the things that truly matter in life and those we love. These sentiments were clearly expressed by volunteers during a holiday dinner for kids and families at PS/MS 183Q, which was provided by the Kiwanis Club of Ozone Park and Principal Jessica Romero.
“In this season of giving, we cannot forget the people who lack many of the things that so many of us take for granted”, said the group.
The December 21 event consisted of food, snacks, and toy giveaways. Additionally, a group photo was taken in order to convey love, unity and the true meaning of Christmas.
A bike giveaway raffle was also held by the PS/MS 183Q Parent Association and Ronnie Murchinson, Jr., president of the Rockaway Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Four students were selected as winners.
“The Kiwanis Club decided to host this event because we wanted to help the school, the students and many needy families. Being a resident of Ozone Park, I visited the Rockaways many times and can say the Rockaways are underserved,” said Kiwanis Club member William Ruiz.
PS/MS 183Q is located at 2-45 Beach 79th Street and currently serves 577 students.
Note: Rockaway Primetime Reporting’s publisher/reporter is an alumnus of the school’s Class of 2010.