District 6 AHEPA, DOP Sponsor St. Basil Academy Annual Rocking Horse Ranch Trip

HIGHLAND, NY – Meteora AHEPA Chapter 455 of West Nyack, NY, spearheaded the joint venture with District 6 AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope (DOP), and Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in West Nyack, to send the children and families of Saint Basil Academy to their Annual Rocking Horse Ranch Excursion in Highland, NY, on May 27.

The children of Saint Basil had an all-inclusive two-day event that included horseback riding, indoor/outdoor pools, water slides, mountain tubing, banana boat rides in the big lake, paddle boats, laser tag, arcades, nighttime live shows, games, all-you-can-eat dining, and many more activities.

“Children and adults alike had an amazing time and didn’t want to leave,” Meteora Chapter President Michael Tribunella said. “That’s how you know you had a truly successful event. Life is all about great memories one has. Till next year!”

Annalena and Julia enjoying a nice lunch. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA

The Chapter gave special thanks to the following individuals, families, and chapters for their support: AHEPA District 6 Governor Petros Ragoussis, DOP District 6 Governor Lainie Damaskos-Christou, Delphi Chapter 25, Gus Cherevas Estia-Pindus Chapter 326, Meteora Chapter 455, Gold Coast Chapter 456, DOP Ilion Chapter 135, the Ladies Philoptochos of West Nyack, NY, the families of Katsictis, Karounis, Butera, Papadatos, Loizos, Labatos, Zingale, Theodorou, Karonus, Lembo, and Marose, as well as LMV Logistics Corporation and one of our biggest supporters, Fr. Michael Palamara and the parish of Saints Constantine and Helen of West Nyack, NY.

The children heading out on the horseback trail ride. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA
Youngsters from Saint Basil Academy heading for the trails. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA
The indoor pool at Rocking Horse Ranch. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA


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