Ransell Sanchez, 8, tries on volunteer firefighter Robert Carpentier's heavy turnout coat.
Nassau County principal court attorney Karen Moroney serves snacks to Adrian Cerda, left, and Aniel Baez.
District Court Judge Joy Watson, rear, paints nine-year-old Angelika Lemus' hand.
Attorney Scott Sheldon of Baron and Sheldon makes balloon animals.
Supreme Court Justice Sharon Gianelli dances with kids.
The 30th annual Mid-Winter Break thrown by the Nassau County Bar Association's charitable foundation.
There were fire trucks and hot dogs. A lawyer making balloon animals, an attorney spinning records and a few dancing judges.
Yes, dancing judges, who hit the floor with some of the 200 children treated to an afternoon adventure Wednesday at the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola, New York.
Volunteers with We Care, a group of concerned attorneys and judges who donate their time to give back to the community, decorated the bar association’s West Street venue with brightly colored balloons, cooked and served food, and entertained children, aged 5-14, from 16 Nassau County youth organizations.
Outside, the kids took advantage of the 70 degree February weather, trying on gear of volunteer firefighters, sitting in a Nassau County police car and posing for photos with Mr. Met or Sparky, the New York Islanders’ mascot.
This is the 30th year that We Care, which is part of the Nassau County Bar Association, treated kids to a mid-Winter break.
We Care is part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association. 100 percent of funds raised and donated by volunteer attorneys are distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County.
Since 1988, Nassau County attorneys have raised more than $3 million which has benefited more than 100 local charitable causes.