Volunteer’s Birthday Celebrated At Social Center

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From left: Lily Kashani, Executive Director Ann Tarcher, Executive Vice President Phoebe Lazarus, board member Suzette A. Gray, honoree Colette Gray, Vali Dibra and Great Neck Veterans Social Group member Melvin Sachs

Colette Gray, a longtime volunteer at the Great Neck Social Center at 80 Grace Ave., enjoyed a delightful birthday celebration at the center. Gray was formerly employed as a Nassau County recreational aide at the center and has been a volunteer for more than 15 years, helping out during lunch service and being an extra set of hands when needed.

“Colette has been a daily ray of sunshine at the center,” said Executive Director Ann Tarcher. “The whole staff and seniors love to have her around to help out.”

Former President of the Board of Directors Phoebe Lazarus added, “We have seen Colette blossom into a lovely young woman with an increased confidence and skill set.”

During the recent luncheon celebration, seniors were treated to a home-baked chocolate cake covered in strawberries and sprinkles and enjoyed additional sweet treats. Everyone joined in with the singing of “Happy Birthday” both in English and Farsi.

For further information about the Great Neck Social Center, call 516-487-0025 or visit www.gnsocialcenter.org.

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