The ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL was introduced to an unexpected visitor Monday night, WILLIE THE WHALE, an enthusiastic new volunteer who will teach children about safety and fun at the ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER.

Pictured above, from left, greeting Willie, Astoria Mayor WILLIS VAN DUSEN, City Manager PAUL BENOIT, and City Councilor BLAIR HENNINGSGAARD. In the foreground, with his back turned, is Finance Director JOHN SNYDER.

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