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Port Jefferson Students Serve Early Thanksgiving Feast to Seniors

Middle School student council planned and fundraised for the annual event.

The student council in Port Jefferson Middle School held its annual Senior Citizens’ Luncheon for members of the Port Jefferson Senior Center on Nov. 14 serving up a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, according to the school district. The dinner was catered and paid for by the student council through fundraisers throughout the year. Parents contributed to desserts for the meal.

“We talk with them about everyday life, serve food to them and do everything possible to make sure that they have a good time,” said Sarah Hull, a sixth-grader.

Student council members are representatives from the sixth- through eighth-grades who planned the event with group discussions and brainstorming sessions to come up with ideas for setup and decorations. Their club advisor is Allison Giannusa.

Entertainment included a musical performance by sixth-grade student Annalisa Welinder and eighth-graders Anita Rescia and Elisa Ueno. The seniors left with favors created by middle school teacher Nancy Bachety’s sixth-grade family and consumer science class.

“It’s a good feeling to know that you are helping someone,” stated Tianna Couch, another student involved in the event.

“Knowing that they are happy makes us happy,” said classmate Devin Rotunno.

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