The 8th New York District Knights of Columbus was instrumental in the purchasing and placement of a Nativity Scene at Belmont Lake State Park on the right side of the Christmas Tree just in time for the Christmas Holidays. The district is comprised of St. Joseph the Carpenter Council #14771 in Babylon, Our Lady of Grace Council #11968 in West Babylon, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Council #6556 in Wyandanch, and Our Lady of the Rosary Council #4228 in Deer Park. The Nativity was a joint effort of all four councils with the cooperation of NYS Council Officers and NYS Parks Department officials. The Nativity was blessed during a brief ceremony by Fr. Stephen H. Donnelly of St. Patrick’s Church in Huntington. Atlantic Auto Mall in West Islip generously donated the needed funds to get this last minute project off the ground. The 8th District intends to expand on the Nativity Scene in 2016 with a Gloria Angel, additional figures and a wider Manger.