After four weeks of participation by the ten shoreline first selectmen, local rotary clubs, VISTA volunteers and Reynolds Subaru family and staff delivering meals to seniors, area students took their turn at bringing holiday cheer to shoreline seniors on December 19th.
Area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops along with Old Saybrook and Westbrook Interact Club students gathered at the Estuary Council of Seniors in Old Saybrook to prepare for their distribution of holiday gifts. The students delivered meals to 250 Meals on Wheels Shoreline seniors along with holiday cards made by them. They also presented the residents with poinsettias and other holiday plants donated by Grove Gardens and Clinton Nurseries of Clinton, VanWilgens of North Branford, Riggio’s of Essex and the Old Saybrook Walmart store.
Estuary volunteers and staff, including Executive Director, Paula Ferrara, Bill McLaughlin from the Old Saybrook Rotary Club, VISTA volunteers and Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop were on hand to serve hot chocolate and donuts to the students and to thank them for their time and effort in making the holidays a little brighter for shoreline seniors.