Huntington Station, NY - May 6, 2016 - On Saturday, April 16th the Suffolk County Police Department 2nd Precinct Explorer Post participated in the 7th Annual Huntington Station Spring Cleanup organized by Friends of Huntington Station Latin Quarter (HSLQ), Huntington Station Happy Helpers (HSHH) and Huntington Matters. Over 20 Police Explorers interacted with the community as they picked up trash, swept the sidewalks, and removed debris with their Advisors, COPE Officer Angela Ferrara, CSU Officer Annette Rios-Hoyt, and Civilian Sandra Lynch-Ferrara. Community Liaison Officer Claudia Delgado and Sergeant John Oakley worked with the Explorers and over 100 other volunteers to clean both sides of New York Avenue from Pulaski Road to W. 14th Street in Huntington Station. The Explorer’s “Second To None” T-Shirts could be seen down several blocks as the group enthusiastically filled dozens of trash bags.
All of the volunteers enjoyed donated treats and beverages from 7-Eleven, and a complimentary lunch from Guiseppe’s Pizza and Pasta in appreciation of their efforts. Officer Angela Ferrara assisted Huntington Matters organizers in the planning of the Spring Cleanup by coordinating with the Huntington Manor, Melville and Halesite Fire Department Explorer programs to participate as well.