September 19, 2002
Kiwanis Fishing Trip A Hit
By Stewart S Lilker
The Eighth Annual Arnold B. Levy Memorial fishing trip, held this past
July 30 was the "best ever" according veteran trip organizer and chairman,
John Helfrich, of the Lynbrook Kiwanis Club. The annual event is sponsored
by the Lynbrook Kiwanis Club and underwritten by the Levy and Falk
year's trip was aboard Capt. Frank Rizzo’s 72 foot the Miss Freeport V.
Mr. Helfrich said, "The boat was as clean as a whistle. The crew aboard
Captain Frank’s ship was stupendous. This seems to be truly a labor of
love for Captain Frank and he went out of his way to make sure all the
children on board had a trip to remember."
Fifty-six children participated on the sun filled day of fishing. The
children came from Freeport’s Church of Christ - Little Zion; Operation
Pride; Moxy Rigby Community Center; Roosevelt Kiwanis, and some just came
from the community. There was no charge to any of the children.
Mr. Helfrich said, "We all had a great day. The children ate sixty
sandwiches, four dozen bagels and drank eight cases of Mystic National
Mr. Helfrich couldn’t say enough nice things about Capt. Frank. "He was
especially aware of the children. When one of them got sea sick, he turned
the boat around and went back into the bay."
The big fish of the day, a 21 inch fluke, was caught by Robert Murray
Frank told FNYN, "The weather was perfect and the day was perfect.
Watching the children smile on this trip is one of the points of my
season. The day went off without a hitch and John Helfrich’s dedication to
the children is uplifting to all he comes in contact with."
Captain Frank Rizzo (under the "S")
watches the fishermen and women disembark after a perfect day on the
Photo's courtesy of John Helfrich