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Windfall Wednesdays - 2/21/24

Winning Number: #719 A new game began April 19, 2023.

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Special Guest Visits GEC Preschool

In January, a former student from the Guild for Exceptional Children’s Preschool returned as a special guest demonstrator.

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Santa Comes to GEC!

Santa Claus was on hand to delight each child and make sure everyone received toys. A very happy time, celebrating with music and snacks, was had by all!

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GEC Carolers Spread Holiday Cheer

The GEC choir, or GEC Glee as they sometimes like to be called, is comprised of approximately 30 adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities under the leadership of Music Coordinator Ally Torres.

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Council Member Brannan Visits GEC

NYC Council Member Justin Brannan came through for GEC once again with funding for the agency’s Social/Recreation Program.

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Janet’s Fabulous 49th!

Janet Ramsdal, who lives in GEC’s Marano residence, celebrated her 49th birthday in a truly special way, spending a week with her parents in her favorite place to vacation, Walt Disney World.

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Christmas Caroling

Last night, the GEC Carolers performed at the NIA (Neighborhood Improvement Association) Christmas tree Lighting in Cannonball Park.

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GEC Celebrates 65 Years

On October 29th, GEC marked its 65th Anniversary in style at Gargiulo's Restaurant. Over 300 people attended the event celebrating the wonderful work done at GEC every day.

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Fun Halloween Knights

Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council 481 and Archbishop John Hughes Council 481 Knights of Columbiettes co-sponsored a wonderful Halloween event for the GEC program participants and residents on Saturday, October 21st.

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Fun at the Third Avenue Festival

GEC had a great time participating in the Third Avenue Festival on October 1st. Our day program staff and participants hosted a table where they sold one of a kind Cricut items made by our Without Walls and Fischetti day hab programs.

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Tommy Ryan Celebrates the Big 5-0

Tommy Ryan is a charming, cheerful man who lives in an apartment with support from the Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC). He worked most of his adult life in the restaurant industry and moved into his GEC apartment on September 10, 2001.

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Dorothy Scotto, Longtime GEC Employee, Retires

Dorothy Scotto enjoyed a surprise luncheon with colleagues from the residential department on Friday, July 14th.

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Night Out Against Crime

On August 1, GEC participated in the 68th Precinct’s Night Out Against Crime, where the community was welcomed with food, music, giveaways, and safety demonstrations.

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Stepping Up for GEC

From May 26th to June 16th, GEC held their Step Up for GEC fundraiser, an event encouraging members of our programs, staff, families, and community members to walk or run in support of GEC.

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GEC Holds Annual Golf Outing

GEC held our Annual Golf Outing & Awards Dinner at Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn on Friday June 9th.

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GEC Celebrates Preschool Graduations

The Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) held four graduation ceremonies in their preschool.

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GEC Parties the Night Away

GEC recreational staff and volunteers hosted a very special dinner dance on June 14th at Gargiulo's Restaurant.

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GEC Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Spring Fundraiser

On May 5, GEC held our spring fundraiser at the Marine Park Golf Club. The 11th annual beer tasting event had local distributors on hand to serve a variety of beer to guests.

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GEC Visits Atlantic City

Close to 100 GEC residents accompanied by staff enjoyed a beautiful day in Atlantic City.

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GEC “parades” down 3rd Ave for St. Patrick’s Day!

On March 26th, nearly 100 of GEC’s participants, staff and family members joined the festivities by marching alongside our friends, neighbors, and community supporters in the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

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