Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $42
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 11, 2019
West Islip’s Paul J. Bellew Elementary School recently dedicated a Buddy Bench in memory of former Bellew student Robert Ferruggiari, with Ferruggiari’s parents and family members in attendance at the dedication ceremony held in the Bellew auditorium. The bench was donated by Douglas Winter, a childhood friend of Ferruggiari who also attended Bellew. The Buddy Bench – meant to encourage friendship, kindness and inclusiveness – was installed in the school’s courtyard next to a student-created rock garden.
“We thank the district’s buildings and grounds crew for installing the bench,” said Bellew Principal Rhonda Pratt. “It looks terrific!”
Bellew Buddy Bench: West Islip’s Paul J. Bellew Elementary School recently dedicated a Buddy Bench in memory of former Bellew student Robert Ferruggiari.
Photos courtesy of West Islip School District