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SUBMITTED by Brenda Pittman

Perkins School Holds Holiday Food, Mitten and Hat drive

The Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers of Perkins School, in collaboration with the faculty, staff, parents, and students, spent the month of December 2016 collecting for the Newark Food Closet.
“Annually, we collect non-perishable food items and winter accessories to share with Newark families in need. At this time of year, when it is so easy to focus on what we might get, it is good practice to focus on what we might give,”said Lucille Aranzullo, the Perkins UPK teacher who oversees the drive each year. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this drive a success. Also, a special thank you to John Meath, who delivers the boxes of food and bags of hats and mittens to the Food Closet.”
Front row from left: Matthew Meyers, Adeline Reynolds, Eliza Wells, Elynn Poole, Anderson Burgess, Sloane Colling, and Riley Mayo. Back row from left: Mickey Sargent from the Newark Food Closet, her grandson, Hayden Bridger, Emma Haynes, Myla Kidder, Arrissa Pallister-Eller, Mason Wetmore and Dolly Velte from the Newark Food Closet.

Aranzullo said she and Cory Robinson, the other UPK teacher at Perkins, along with Kindergarten teachers Kathleen Stanely, Elizabeth James, Tiffany Cohrs, Caitlin Arbogast and Stephanie Potter are responsible for the drive.


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