Raia Praises Golden Soldier’s ‘Art’ Of Giving Back

May 4, 2010

Assemblyman Andrew Raia joins participants and organizers of the Golden Soldier Project in the Town of Huntington. The names of child artists include Chloe, Josh, Kaylee, and Chris Griskie; Faith, John, and Luke Bergaglio; Chris and Marche Benson; James Tully; Phil and Lily Colewell; Pauline Stephaniak; and Angelina and Marc Sapienza.

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) recently joined organizers and young artists participating in the Golden Soldier Project, a nonprofit publishing company devoted to producing books and bookmarks for soldiers stationed overseas. Golden Soldier’s goal is to produce and deliver 140,000 books to deployed men and women this year. One hundred percent of the nonprofit’s proceeds go toward printing and shipping costs.

“I was so pleased to join other participants in the Golden Soldier Project on April 25 – especially its young and exuberant artists,” said Raia. “It’s important to give back to the brave men and women who defend our freedoms every day. The Golden Soldier Project is an organization supporting those whose sacrifices protect and inspire us.”

If you would like to participate in the latest “Golden Soldier Rock” book, you can get more information through the Golden Soldier Project Web site or by calling (937) 570-7359. Those interested in coloring and signing pages in the book can do so at the John W. Engeman Performing Arts studio next to the Engeman Theater following the performance of “Seussical” at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on May 15.

The book also can be worked on at St Luke’s Church, South Service Road, Dix Hills, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please check the Web site for tickets to “Seussical.”