Number of Participants: 34
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $1,724
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: January 4, 2023
Agawam High School
Cooper Street, Agawam
Our hockey team has been participating in the Wreaths Across America event for over 8 years now, and all members from our varsity and JV team attend to help place wreaths on all the gravestones of those buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Agawam.
We also hold a yearly toy drive in mid December where both the Varsity and JV team stay at the High School parking lot for a couple of hours and collect toys to donate. We have been lucky enough to get support from King Gray bus company and the Springfield Thunderbirds to bring a team bus and we “fill the bus” with all the donated toys and the team then goes to the donation spot and drops them off.
IN THE NEWS:
AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – The town of Agawam hosted an event to honor veterans with Wreaths Across America taking place Sunday at 10 a.m.
“Honestly, I am personally blown away by how many people are here, it’s absolutely heartwarming,” expressed Westfield resident Michael Brunelle.
“Diane O’Neil of Springfield said, “We are very happy and proud to be here.”