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Locals For Locals Fundraiser: Greenport Rotary Teams Up With Claudio’s Restaurant

Originally Posted: April 03, 2012

Greenport - Claudio's Restaurant and the Greenport Rotary Club will host the Locals for Locals Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on April 17 from 12 noon until 8 p.m. The fundraiser is a benefit for the Harry Project - a community initiative to help Greenport local Harry Lewis.

Lewis, despite not having the use of his legs for his entire life, has lived on his own for many years. He now needs renovations to his house and the Harry Project, launched by the staff and students at Suffolk County Community College's Eastern Campus, is coordinating efforts to provide the planning and funding to make his home handicapped accessible.

"For a guy faced with the challenges he has, his attitude is unbelievably good" commented Craig Richter, who has replaced a broken door to his house with financial help from the Rotary. "We really need to help this guy."

The Harry Project is finalizing plans with local architects and will employ local contractors and suppliers - who are donating as much of their services as possible - to do the work. Greenport Rotary members are anxious to go "Hands On" and help with labor that they can do.

"It's important to us to be involved on a personal level" says Eileen Solomon, the Rotary Cub's President. "Rotary members will be cooking, busing tables and dishing up the meals. Claudio's Restaurant is a great venue for a great cause. We are asking the public's support for our friend and neighbor Harry."

Tickets are $18 person, $12 for seniors and children under 12. Take out is also available. For tickets, contact Robin Walden, 631-987-5264; Craig Richter, 516-443-6005 or Gwen Branch 631-548-2520 or visit below for more information.

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Updated: February 29, 2012, 1:00 pm
Appeared In: north fork >> happenings