Garden City, NY - December 9, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Garden City Hotel will host a “Santa Roll Call” on Monday, December 22nd 2014 at 12 Noon, that honors the myriad community volunteer Santa’s throughout Long Island. Those who annually don the red suit are invited to attend the competition to be held at the hotel where participants will be judged on appearance, jolliness, their ability to hoist a sack in one fluid motion and their laughter.
Judges will include the County Executive, Garden City Hotel General Manager J. Colin Grady, representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps and a youthful delegation from the Long Island Children’s Museum.
Selected winners of the “Santa Roll Call” will receive a $100 Polo Steakhouse gift certificate from The Garden City Hotel and a Red Door Spa gentleman's facial which gets past all those whiskers. A number of runner ups will receive gift cards to the Polo Steak House. All participants will get valet parking for their reindeer.
“This is the start of a wonderful holiday tradition that honors the selfless volunteer work of so many people who donate their time to ensure that children are delighted by the sights, sounds, warmth and generosity embodied by Santa,” stated Garden City Hotel Manager Mr. Grady.
County Executive Mangano said, “This ‘Roll Call’ event allows both children and adults to take the time to reflect on the importance of not just receiving gifts, but the spirit of giving and the power of community service and the holiday season. By inviting our Santa’s to the Garden City Hotel we have the opportunity to thank them for keeping the power of the Red Suit alive.”
Volunteer Santa’s are invited to register in the “Santa Roll Call” by e-mail.
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