Kings Park, NY - November 25, 2016 - On Thanksgiving morning, more than 1,400 runners and walkers of all ages trotted through the scenic grounds of the Nissequogue River State Park for its 9th Annual Turkey Trot for Kids and 5K Walk/Run for the Park. “All of the profits raised help to improve and preserve the historical and environmental assets of the Nissequogue River State Park,” said Legislator Rob Trotta, whose district includes the park. Legislator Trotta has volunteered at this event since its inception – helping with setting up, parking, refreshments and cleaning up.
The Reichert Family of Fort Salonga was the major sponsor of the run/walk. Through the Reichert’s, IGA of Fort Salonga and East Northport provided the refreshments for the event. The Foundation is grateful to all of the volunteers and organizations that assisted in the planning and implementation of the run, as well as the Suffolk County Police Department for insuring a safe route.
Legislator Robert Trotta represents the 13th Legislative District, which includes Smithtown, Fort Salonga, Kings Park, San Remo, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and St. James, as well as most of East Northport and parts of Northport and Commack. Legislator Trotta serves on the Legislature’s Economic Development, Environment, Planning & Agriculture, Health, Public Works, Transportation & Energy, and Ways & Means Committees.