by Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID, IDS
Children’s events have been a sure hit as Celebrate St. James Past – Present – Future, winds down its community outreach in our inaugural year. From cookie decorating, holiday art projects, storytelling and carol singing with the Smithtown High School East choral ensemble, professional puppet shows with Sesame Street characters and another with a holiday theme, Studio 455 on Lake Avenue played host to smiling kids as young as 14 months and their proud parents and grandparents.
It’s a wonderful end to a first year of planning and working hard to bring St. James’ unique and special history and culture to a new generation of families. It all begins with the children, even as young as 14 months. An added treat was getting to know the talented kids from the choral group at Smithtown High School East. They not only participated in our children’s holiday special, but in the gathering sponsored by and held at TD Bank, Lake Avenue. Thank you, Francine, our amazing bank manager, for all your efforts on behalf of the St. James community and thank you Mark Hegreness, Smithtown High School East choral teacher, for inspiring and directing truly terrific young people.
Plans are continuing in the new year for an art auction to be held at TD Bank (Thanks again, Francine) conducted by Marlin Art Galleries.
The next meeting of the Celebrate St. James Past – Present – Future committee will be on Tuesday evening, January 9, at 7:00 at 455 Lake Avenue. Please join us. It promises to be a great year for St. James! Please join us!
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