Number of Participants: 150
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: January 5, 2021
Members of the Abbey Lane Elementary School Student Council in the Levittown Public Schools celebrated the season of giving by recently hosting their first “Night of Lights” event where they collected more than 150 toys for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. Due to the pandemic, the event required all attendees to stay in their vehicles as they enjoyed the drive-through spectacular.
Under the leadership of student council advisers Lisa Wenz and Denice Norman, members of the Abbey Lane faculty, staff and PTA decorated the school’s back parking lot area with lights, inflatable decorations and more. Abbey Lane art teacher Tiffany Sorice also worked with students on painting character cutouts that she created for the spectacle.
Students and their families were encouraged to drop off a new toy donation at the start of the event and drive through the back parking lot of the school to enjoy the lights and participate in a QR code scavenger hunt. Holiday music was provided for the event by the Abbey Lane orchestra and other songs of the season were broadcasted live on the radio.
The Levittown Fire Department made a special appearance at the event with its decorated truck and Santa also stopped by. The “Night of Lights” event was a great way to kick off the holiday season and to collect toys for children in need.
“We appreciate the support from the entire Abbey Lane community for taking part in our event,” said Principal Dr. George Maurer.
1) The Abbey Lane Elementary School back parking lot was decorated with lights and inflatable decorations for students and their families to drive by and enjoy.
2) Abbey Lane art teacher Tiffany Sorice and students created character cutouts for the school’s “Night of Lights” event.
3) Santa made a guest appearance at Abbey Lane Elementary School’s “Night of Lights” event.
Photos courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools