Connetquot Teachers Feed the Poor
Connetquot teachers fed more than 600
poor and homeless adults and children at 'Every Child's
Dream' Holiday Celebration held at St. Lawrence the
Martyr auditorium on December 19th.
The event was held in a colorfully
decorated auditorium. Suffolk's homeless and needy guests
were served dinner and dessert, and then had the opportunity
to select from hundreds of coats, sweaters and blankets
that had been donated for their use. Youngsters in attendance
were provided with their own little surprises which
included gifts distributed by the colorfully dressed
The Connetquot Teachers Association
also collected more than 100 coats, 50 sweaters and
25 blankets for distribution on December 19th. CTA members,
who had volunteered to work the 5 PM sitting, were so
struck by the holiday atmosphere at St. Lawrence that
they decided to stay and work the 7 PM sitting as well.
According to CTA President Loretta Powell, "This
was such a worthwhile effort on the part of our volunteers
that I feel comfortable saying the Connetquot Teachers
will be back next year".