The state of Forest Hills is strong: civics 1

Forest Hills Asian Association founder Edwin Wong, right, encourages his other civic leaders to remain as active as possible throughout Central Queens to foster community growth.

Everyone from President Obama on down to city councilmembers give an address concerning the state of the area they represent.

So a few Forest Hills civic organizations banded together last Thursday to give an update of their own.

Organized by the Forest Hills Asian Association, founded last spring by Edwin Wong, groups such as Friends of MacDonald Park, Musica Reginae and the Forest Hills Kiwanis Club gathered at the West Side Tennis Club to spread awareness about their organizations and form partnerships between the different groups.

“We’re the new kid in the area, but we want to facilitate,” Wong said as he urged the other civic leaders to do all they can to foster community involvement. “We can go and hold our own events, but that’s not being in the community.”

One thing that everyone agreed on was that the state of Forest Hills only gets stronger with each new community group that forms.

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