Letter: Thank You From HEARTS


It takes a village…and when the village needs to move indoors due to rain, it takes the entire community!

HEARTfelt thanks to all who helped HEARTS’ seventh Annual PortFest be a major success. HEARTS is proud to bring the community of Port Washington together for our major fundraising event. The revenue from PortFest is used to fund grants which add meaningful value to children’s lives and our community by supporting, promoting and enriching the arts in Port Washington’s public schools.

Thank you to the hardworking PWUFSD faculty and staff for helping us transform an outdoor festival into an indoor festival. It is a lot of hard work and we give you a standing ovation!

Without our sponsors, PortFest can’t happen. Thank you to PortFest/ Main Stage Sponsors Maxons Restorations and the Peter and Jeri Dejana Family Foundation. Your generosity is outstanding! Our Premier Sponsors include City Cadillac/City Buick GMC, Berest Dance Center, Bach2Rock, Tabush Consulting Group, Inc., and the Town of North Hempstead BTDC.

Thank you to Capital One that sponsored T-shirts for our volunteers and thanks to ARS Restoration Specialists and Lloyd Broup that sponsored our School Events.

Thank you to the Friends of PortFest who include 8 Acre Perspective, Arnie Herz Law Office, Donald Lustig, Endai, Gold Coast Chiropractic/Dr. Ronny Bergman, Jarach Family, Massage Envy, Oasis Day Camp, Orange Theory Fitness of Port Washington, Paramount Theater, Precision Work, Inc., PSEG Long Island, Rallye BMW, RDS Delivery Service, and World Taekwondo Academy.

We send our thanks to supporters Leslie’s Leashes, Dance Arts Centre, Kids Made Modern, and Gropper Law Group.

We would have gone hungry if it hadn’t been for our wonderful food vendors, Delicacies of Roslyn, Rosie’s Grilled Cheese Truck, Yummy Gyro, Mole Mole, Mel’s Ice Cream Truck, and Ralph’s Ices of Port Washington.

We are grateful for the community organizations that participated in PortFest including Ed. Foundation, Landmark on Main Street, Long Island Together, Plant a Row for the Hungry, Port Summer Show, The Port Washington Police Department, and The Port Washington Public Library.

We would like to thank the following for their in-kind donations and services: Anton Media Group, Guard Service USA, Minuteman Press, Rush Hour Graphics, Spectrum Designs Foundation and WorldStage.

The very spirit of PortFest is our army of volunteers and our wonderful performers. Thank you for all that you give to PortFest and to the community of Port Washington.

Whether it is storming or the sun is shining, HEARTS’ PortFest is always guaranteed to be a terrific community event!

—Lisa Marschall, Chair of PortFest, and Michele Posner, President HEARTS


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