'Tis the Giving Season

Local Girl Scout Samantha Szwedo is flanked by South Huntington Social Workers Ventura Trent and Mark Graciani and hundreds of toys in need of wrapping that will go out to the various ‘Giving Trees’ at each of our schools.
Local Girl Scout Samantha Szwedo is flanked by South Huntington Social Workers Ventura Trent and Mark Graciani and hundreds of toys in need of wrapping that will go out to the various ‘Giving Trees’ at each of our schools.

South Huntington Social Workers Ventura Trent and Mark Graciani welcome Girl Scout Samantha Szwedo from Troop 1969.  Samantha was representing the South Huntington Girl Scout Service Unit that comprises all of the troops within the district. “It makes me happy to give toys to other people,” acknowledged our Oakwood second-grader. It turns out that Stimson Principal Edwin Smith was able to offer his building for a terrific movie-night fundraiser, with the price of admission being an unwrapped toy.

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jacci Harris praised the efforts of all our Girl Scouts who took part in the joint effort. “On behalf of our school district, I want to thank you and all of the other Girl Scouts,” said Dr. Harris. “There will be a lot of very happy youngsters in our district for what you did, so please tell your entire Troop and Service Unit, Thank You!