St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst did its part for needy children last Saturday, hosting a toy drive in conjunction with the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program.
Staff Sgts. Ivan Luque, left, and Joshua Deneve, right, both of the 2nd Battalion 25th Marines, join Henry Gutterman, holding a $750 check in donations from the Knights of Pythias, organizer Ed Horn and Tony Barsamian in the chapel.
Participant Maureen Santora of Astoria is surrounded by donated toys.
Participants and well wishers gather in the cemetery’s chapel.
Hank Johnson, in his custom-made military camouflage-print tuxedo jacket, provides music to accompany the charitable event.