Queenan Attends Annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park FundraiserNovember 20, 2017
On Friday November 17, 2017, John Queenan, a board member of the Albany Police Athletic League League (PAL), attended the opening night of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park on Washington Park, the border of which Rivkin Radler’s Albany office sits. The opening night is a sponsor only attendance night and marks the official start of the Holiday Lights in the Park season. Albany’s Mayor Sheehan and a few special guests flipped the switch to start the season.
The Albany PAL is a juvenile crime-prevention program that brings children and police officers together in non-law enforcement settings. PAL accomplishes its goals by providing numerous educational, recreational, and athletic programs to more than 4,000 Albany youth each year. PAL seeks to provide a safe haven for the youth of Albany in their after-school hours. PAL children are offered mentoring and understanding through the help of Albany police officers, PAL staff, community volunteers and interns. PAL is dedicated to providing children, especially the most underserved, with the support and skills they will need to journey toward a brighter future. The Albany PAL builds partnerships among youth, police and the community through collaborative programs designed to encourage and develop good citizenship and improve the quality of life in Albany.
The free programs and events of Albany PAL are made possible by this holiday extravaganza, the largest contributing fundraiser of the year. Visitors to the park are treated to a night of splendor and holiday cheer as they drive or walk through the magical winter wonderland of Washington Park. For more than 20 years, Capital Holiday Lights in the Park has been a sign of the season in Albany and throughout the Capital Region. Filled with light displays, craft vendors, reindeer, holiday treats and even Santa visits, this is an event that cannot be missed.
- John F. Queenan