Schuylerville Elementary School students in Frieda Hammond-Carmer’s kindergarten class are working together to help make sure no one in the community goes hungry. The students collected more than 100 cans of food and nearly $200 in monetary donations, which will buy almost $2,000 worth of food, for the Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief (SAFER).
The class dropped off their donation at the Schuylerville Office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company as part of the bank’s Community Appreciation event.
After making their donation at the event, students eagerly listened to a book read by Schuylerville Public Library Director Caitlin Johnson, enjoyed several Celtic songs by the band Tenpenny Bit, and then performed a song of their own for bank officials about helping out your neighbor and donating food.
Bank officials hosted a balloon-release race for the students, which was commentated by former NYRA announcer Marshall Cassidy. Cassidy declared a dead heat in the race and proclaimed everyone was a winner for helping SAFER’s commitment to ending hunger.