Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 10, 2023
When Valentine’s Day arrives local veterans from across Nassau County will be filled with feelings of happiness as they receive handmade Valentine’s Day cards and messages of appreciation from students in the Freeport Public Schools.
Town of Hempstead Councilman Chris Carini and Town Clerk Kate Murray invited the students to put their artistic talents to work to create the Valentine’s Day cards and messages. Students at Bayview Avenue School and Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School put their artistic and creative talents to work. The students used paper doilies, pink and red construction and tissue paper, and their most colorful markers, pens and pencils to design their one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards and heartfelt messages of appreciation.
On Feb. 3, students were visited by Councilman Carini and Town Clerk Murray who collected the Valentines and spoke to the students about how meaningful their acts of kindness will be to the veterans.
- The fifth and sixth grade art students from Emily Herzberg’s class (back row right) in the Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School who created Valentine’s Day cards for local veterans in Nassau County were joined by Hempstead Councilman Chris Carini (back row center), Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray (back row left), Freeport Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham (back row second from right) and Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School Principal Daniel Reardon.
- Members of the Peace Jam Club at Bayview Avenue School who created Valentines for veterans were joined by Hempstead Councilman Chris Carini (back row right), Town Clerk Kate Murray (second row left), Bayview Avenue School Principal Kelly Fairclough (second row, second left), Peace Jam Club adviser Cindy Misrock (back row right) and Assistant Principal Stephanie Berg (front row left).
Photos courtesy of the Freeport School District