On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, Jillian Dolce an 8th grade student from Minisink Valley Middle School visited Senator Bonacic to discuss her Not-for-Profit organization, One Step at a Time, Inc." Jillian started her nonprofit organization last year while organizing a walk for Lymphoma Research in honor of one of her teachers. Jillian was able to rais over $16,000.00, all of which was donated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Lymphoma Research.
Jillian is currently organizing her 2nd Annual Walk for Lymphoma to be held on September 25th, 2011 in Shannon Park, Slate Hill, N.Y. All proceeds will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center for Lymphoma Research.
On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway. Senator Bonacic is pictured with Timothy J. Rooney, President and Owner of Empire Casino Raceway, after discussing the project.
On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway in Yonkers, New York. Senator Bonacic, second from left, said that "The job creation created by this investment is welcome both in New York State and the horse racing and entertainment industry. I look forward to continuing to see our harness track properties grow with private sector development opportunity."
Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) today honored Charles Eustis of Delaware County as his 2011 Inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.“It is my honor to recognize Charles, today,” said Senator Bonacic.
On June 2, 2011 Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) honored high school valedictorians, salutatorians and students who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities from over 30 school districts in the 42nd Senate District in an all day event at the Capitol in Albany.