The Lindenhurst High School is hosting the Lindenhurst Fall Festival on Friday, November 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
It offers a welcome respite for parents and kids who've been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and it gives the younger kids in the community a chance for some fun after the LHS' Safe Halloween event had to be canceled following the storm.
In addition the Festival provides an opportunity for residents to help neighbors in need.
"We're asking people to bring things people need: toiletries, cleaning supplies and gift cards," Superintendent Richard Nathan told Lindenhurst Patch on Wednesday.
He said the event - which is also posted on the Lindenhurst School District's website - will also feature fun in the form of face painting, games and a DJ.
"There'll also be Trick or Treat Street, but costumes are optional, since many might've lost or don't have a costume after Sandy," Nathan noted.
The superintendent also told Patch Harding Avenue Elementary School students were only split between William Rall Elementary School and the Lindenhurst Middle School one more day last Friday, as Harding is back up and running now with power.
Students returned to the school located South of Montauk Highway in the Venetian Shores area on Tuesday following the regularly scheduled Veterans' Day holiday school closure.
In addition Nathan noted last Wednesday's postponed Board of Education business meeting is a go for tonight, November 14, at 8 p.m. at the McKenna Administration Building. (Click here for an update to this meeting, as it's been moved to the Lindenhurst High School, and FEMA will be there.)
Furthermore the Lindenhurst Memorial Library is now set up as a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, with FEMA representatives and New York state agencies there every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice, according to the LML website.
However, despite some talk about this in the community, FEMA won't be set up at Bower Elementary School.
"We haven't been asked to use the building at this time," Nathan said.
Lindenhurst Village Administrator Shawn Cullinane also told Patch on Tuesday that FEMA was only at Bower temporarily on November 1 and 2.
"They're now headquartered at the library," Cullinane noted.
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