Cowboys and cowgirls riding on the trail. (Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA)
HIGHLAND, NY – Meteora AHEPA Chapter 455 of West Nyack, NY, spearheaded the joint venture with the Brothers of AHEPA and Sisters of the Daughters of Penelope (DOP) from District 6, to send the children and families of Saint Basil Academy to an amazing overnight excursion to the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in Highland, NY, which began on May 29.
The children and parents enjoyed an all-inclusive two-day vacation which included horseback riding, indoor/outdoor pools, water slides, mountain tubing, banana boat rides in the big lake, paddle boats, laser tag, arcades, night time live shows, ad games among other activities along with all-you-can-eat dining.
Meteora Chapter 455 President Michael Tribunella stated that “the children and adults alike had an amazing time and didn’t want to leave. That’s how you know you had a truly successful event.”
The chapter expressed special thanks for the support of AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos, DOP District 6 Governor Lainie Damaskos-Christou, Syracuse Chapter 37, Constantine Cassis Chapter 170, Gus Cherevas Estia-Pindus Chapter 326, George Papaeleas Chapter 367, Meteora Chapter 455, DOP Medusa Chapter 345, the Ladies Philoptochos Society of West Nyack, NY, the Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen of West Nyack, LMV Logistics Corporation, Ramapo Ophthalmology Associates, and one of their biggest supporters, Fr. Michael Palamara, presiding priest of Saints Constantine and Helen of West Nyack, and all those from the parish.
BOSTON - Panagiotis Koutsoukos, the smart, multilingual, and talented Greek young man, an outstanding student at Boston University, simultaneously pursuing two majors in Physics and Computer Science, was awarded The National Herald scholarship during the event and dinner celebrating Greek Independence Day of March 25 in Boston.
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