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TN Christmas Tree Lighting
The Throggs Neck community had a merry time celebrating the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting sponsored
by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Councilman Mark Gjonaj and the Throggs Neck Merchants Association on
Sunday, December 2 at DeRosa and O’Boyle Triangle. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus traveled all the way from the North
Pole to meet local children and help distribute gifts supplied by the merchants association.
(above) TNMA offi cers and members
joined Santa to distribute gifts and
light a Christmas Tree at DeRosa
Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
(far left) (l-r) Santa’s elves Rose
Hohi, Amanda and Aaliyah Collado
made sure that every child received
a gift this holiday season.
(left) Abigail Gonzalez (l) and Taliyah
Martinez received presents
from Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Assemblyman Benedetto (c) and
Councilman Mark Gjonaj (3rd
from r) helped TNMA distribute
soccer balls to all of the good
boys and girls.
John Collazzi (back, l),
Benedetto’s chief of
staff; Bobby Jaen (c),
TNMA president; John
Marano (r); TNMA members
wished everyone a happy