When thoughtfulness, generosity and caring are needed, you don’t have to travel far to witness it firsthand. The Richfield Springs School community combined efforts to show its support for two very worthwhile events. The community demonstrated an outpouring of generosity for the Project Prom and leukemia benefits.
Project Prom is the event that provides a safe all- night party for the students who attend the prom. This event is now a traditional experience for our students. Recognizing that the prom night can be dangerous when students travel to and from the prom, the school sponsors a safe event to chaperone and drive our prom attendees. The circus is one of the events held to support the after prom party.
The other events held were a spaghetti dinner, Chinese auction, raffle and donkey basketball game. Once again, the support from the community was tremendous. Having had former students and a colleague diagnosed or taken by leukemia, it was not difficult to see the value of this effort.
Speaking from a personal experience, the loss of Mary Tobin, a friend and colleague to many of us, was a quick reminder that whatever can be done helps. As Superintendent of Schools in this community, I can sincerely say we are very fortunate to have a collective kindred spirit for helping when the need arises. It never ceases to amaze me at the ability of our school community to assist through giving, sharing and caring.
To all of the people who were involved in the organization of this event – parents, merchants, staff, teachers, local organizations, retirees and anyone associated with this event – thank you so much. Mary Weingates and Chuck McMann deserve some special recognition for the time and effort they put forth to initiate this effort.
Richfield Springs is a proud community, and to have so much positive synergy in these difficult times makes you proud to be part of it.
(What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike.)
RSCS Superintendent of Schools