March is also a celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss in many of the schools in our area. To coordinate with that, we distributed the books we bought — one for each of the 79 students — for the students at Sandwich Central School. What a treat to see them all at the assembly in their Cat-in-the-Hat hats. The school also let John and I wear one when we went into a classroom afterwards to read a Dr. Seuss book the Primary Multiage Class. Peter and Kathy Allen also read a Dr. Seuss book to the Middle Multiage Class.
And speaking of reading….on three Wednesdays in March Lions Pat K., Joe, Sally, and Dawn were read to by MCS students in the two Kindergarten classes. On one Wednesday Dawn and Sally were treated to the second grade students reading us the book reviews they had just finished writing and then being read a selection of their favorite books. The pride in their eyes at their accomplishments was a joy to behold.
In March we also finally held the induction ceremony for James Duddy
This was done at the dinner meeting where we donned Irish hats, ate corned beef and some “Irish” coffee.
Also, on Friday, March 24 we sponsored a Red Cross blood drive at the Club. Coordinated by President Mark Cotrupi, Sally Sibulkin, Peter Strople, and John Menken helped facilitate the drive. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. It started snowing around 9:30 and we got 6 inches of wet, heavy snow, which deterred walk-in donors. However, 31 donors did manage to come.