K-Kids President Kira Gruber announced the establishment of the Harlie Treanor Memorial Fund, which was established to remember the former East Meadow resident when the boat she was on capsized in Oyster Bay on July 4.
Two more children died as in the boat incident, and another 24 people on the boat were thrown into the water but were rescued. The children had been inside the cabin when the 34-foot Silverton boat capsized.
Treanor was a former Bowling Green K-Kid, and Gruber was thankful for the support and donations from members of the East Meadow Kiwanis Club, and she shared her gratitude on Tuesday at .
"On behalf of the Bowling Green K-Kids and all of Harlie's friends and classmates, I wanted to take just a moment to thank President Mitchell [Allen] and the entire East Meadow Kiwanis Club for helping us honor Harlie's memory," Gruber said. "We are so grateful to you for setting up the Harlie Treanor Memorial Fund and for making the very first generous donation."
Gruber added that the K-Kids are hard at work designing the Harlie Treanor Memorial Award medallion, label pin and thank you cards.
"Without support from our sponsoring Kiwanis club and the entire K-Family, we could not have planned such a fitting tribute to Harlie," Gruber added. "While this tragedy has been very painful for our club, our club is also moved and comforted by all that you have done to help us remember Harlie."
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