Williston American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144’s Hero: New Hyde Park Diner

On Saturday, May 21, (Armed Forces Day), New Hyde Park Diner (160 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park) was happy to participate, once again, in “Dining for a Cause”.  

Williston Park American Legion Auxiliary members along with the help of a member (far left) from the Garden City Auxiliary Unit 265. (Eric Spinner)

All who came and dined that day between noon and 5 p.m. were greeted at the door by several Williston American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144 members, (a member of Garden City Unit 265 also pitched in), who gave them a valuable coupon: the coupon, once submitted by the customers to their waiters, resulted in 20 percent of their bill being donated to Camp Corral, a camp for the children of wounded, ill, injured or fallen military heroes.

The parking lots were quickly filled all day long and the diner staff gladly donned “Camp Corral” hats which were provided by the auxiliary. It was a great afternoon of good food, at a diner with a “big heart”.  

Rosanne and Kenny
(Eric Spinner)

Kudos to Kenny Thoma, owner of the New Hyde Park Diner, for his outstanding generosity in participating in this event. The diner donated a total of $1,000 that afternoon, 100 percent of which will go to Camp Corral for the children.

Additional monetary donations were made to the auxiliary in the diner vestibule, as customers came to eat. 

The auxiliary applauds New Hyde Park Diner for once again participating in “Dining for a Cause” which provides a camping experience for military children.

God bless America.

-Submitted by Rosanne Spinner, Williston Unit 144 American Legion Auxiliary member

Anton Media Staff
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