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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School peer mentor students wrap gifts for Christmas clothing/toy program

With the help of some of the peer mentor students from Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School, about 116 children from 36 families in the district will see gifts under the tree this holiday season.Gift wrap

School counselor Colleen Cushing, who is also a committee member for the Gram Lorraine Children’s Christmas Program (formerly known as the Adopt-A-Child program ), thought students could help shop for gifts for the children as well as wrap them.

So at the end of November, Fort Plain students shopped for four children and participated in a gift wrapping party in the school library for seven children.

“The kids really got into it,” Mrs. Cushing said. “We’re always looking for activities and we had the party. We set up stations in the library and had Christmas music playing.”

Senior Kaitlyn Rush said the event was fun because students were involved.

“It was nice because it was giving back. You help someone in need and you feel good about yourself,” she said. “You realize something like this can impact these children so much.”

The Gram Lorraine Program is a facet of the Herkimer County Hunger Coalition.

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