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Boys and Girls Club hosts Giving Tree party

Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Alexis Eggleton with boxer Frank “Notorious” Galarza and Callicoon native Josh Murphy.
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NEW YORK, NY — The Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club’s (BGC) 2013 “Giving Tree” gift drive was held recently in New York City. Hundreds of volunteers donated, collected, wrapped and distributed gifts to more than 500 children in five counties during the holiday season.

Among the most notable personalities coming forward to support the 2013 “Giving Tree” project was Sullivan County native Josh Murphy, who hosted a star-studded gift drive at the historic Bulls Head Tavern. Celebrities who stopped by to donate toys and clothing for BGC kids included MTV personalities Kenny Santucci and Evan Starkman; famed boxing coach Willie Classen; boxing champions Frank “Notorious” Galarza, Ronica “Queen” Jeffrey, and Melissa St. Vil; Carole Radziwill of the show “Real Housewives of New York City;” and the comedian Gilbert Gottfried.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Town of Wallkill serves the communities of Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Mamakating, Middletown, Monticello, Pine Bush, Town of Rockland and the Town of Wallkill. For more information, visit www.bgcorange.org or call 845/342-8833.