Bethpage, NY/ Garden City, NY; October 10, 2018 – Merrill Zorn, President of Zorn’s of Bethpage, regularly spends her time leading her team who serves Long Island families food at her iconic family-owned Long Island favorite take-out and catering destination of 80 years. She is taking a short break from the construction of the new Zorn’s of Bethpage to join with her team of Skeeter, Zorn’s of Bethpage’s Turkey Mascot, and Bill Jensen to raise funds for struggling Long Island families, youth and senior citizens in an unconventional way. On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:30 am, Ms. Zorn and her team will take part in the tallest, most exciting fundraiser and community event to hit Nassau County as they courageously rappel 170 feet down the side of Nassau Community College’s 13-story Tower in Garden City during EAC Network’s Over The Edge event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include up to 92 other “Edgers.”
“Going over the edge is adventuress, thrilling, and frightening all at once but it is all well worth the effort,” says Ms. Zorn. “As nerve racking and scary as it is to repel off of a tall building while looking down 13 stories, I know that the funds we are raising will help people who need it most. We encourage all our friends and family to come out to watch us and all the other brave ‘Edgers’ as well as learn more about the important work that the EAC Network does here on Long Island.”
To secure her rappel spot as an “Edger,” Zorn’s Team raised over $1,000, which benefit EAC Network’s programs that empower, assist, and care for children who have been abused or are in foster care, at-risk families struggling with basic needs, individuals battling addiction or mental illness, and seniors needing supportive services like Meals on Wheels, among many other programs. Ms. Zorn has participated in EAC Network’s Over The Edge before and is seeking to raise more funds this time.
To support Ms. Zorn, please visit https://eac-network.org/merrillandbillote18.
About the EAC Network:
EAC Network is a diverse social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 82,000 people in need across Long Island and New York City. We aim to reach individuals and families who are struggling with basic needs; in fact, the majority of those we serve live at or below the poverty line. It offers a wide range of over 70 innovative programs that fall under five main categories: Children & Youth, Family & Community, Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice, Seniors & the Incapacitated, and Vocational Services. These programs serve people of all ages from all walks of life, from vulnerable children who have been abused to homebound seniors needing home-delivered meals.
About Zorn’s of Bethpage
Zorn’s of Bethpage is Long Island’s favorite take out destination. Making great home-made food since 1940, the core quality of Zorn’s remains intact. In 1940, Peter Zorn opened his first retail store on Long Island. His vision was to offer wholesome, oven-ready meals using the freshest ingredients that busy families could take home with them, creating one of New York’s first take-out services. Zorn’s is renowned on Long Island for its all-natural poultry fresh from farm to kitchen. Now over seven decades and four generations later, Zorn's is still family owned and operated and utilizes the same recipes and cooking methods used by its founder. These are the same traditions, recipes and cooking methods that still maintain Zorn’s high quality and consistency.