GARRISON, NY – The AHEPA Family has a longstanding tradition of spreading Christmas cheer to the children of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, NY. Because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, AHEPA was not able to host a Christmas party for the children as they usually do annually; however, the District 6 Lodge carried on the tradition of presenting gifts to the children on December 30.
In addition to the District Lodge, AHEPA gave special thanks to the AHEPA Constantine Cassis Hempstead Chapter #170 and to the Daughters of Penelope Pasithea Hempstead Chapter #141, who without being asked, both raised funds to partially offset the cost of purchasing the gifts, and to AHEPA Gold Cost Chapter #456 Manhasset Vice President Gus Constantine who purchased one of the gifts.
In addition, AHEPA District 6 Lt. Governor Dean Moskos presented a donation check for $500 on behalf of the Gus Cherevas Estia-Pindus Flushing Chapter #326 to Saint Basil Academy's Director of Development Evan Whitson.