CLINTON - WHEAT is bringing Easter fun to children and seniors amidst COVID-19.
Thanks to a significant donation made by the Christmas Tree Shops, WHEAT Community Connections will be distributing pallets of Easter candy and snacks to children and seniors this week.
“Senior centers in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Lancaster and Sterling have been contacted and are all receiving enough bags to provide to their seniors through their Meals on Wheels and congregate programs, ” said Jodi Breidel, north county regional director of WHEAT.
In addition, WHEAT is hosting an Easter Candy Bag Drive Saturday, April 11, from noon to 3 p.m.
Families are welcome to drive behind Clinton Middle School, located at 100 West Boylston St., and go through stations where volunteers will fill your bag with candy and snacks. Volunteers will have masks and gloves. Bring your own bags to hang out of your car. No one is to get out of their cars – this is solely a “drive through” experience.
“Amidst all of the fear and anxiety created by COVID-19, I’m so thankful to the Christmas Tree Shop, Dr. Steven Meyers, superintendent of Clinton Public Schools, Annmarie Sargent, principal of Clinton Middle School, Matt Cavanaugh, lead custodian, Clinton Middle School, David Vanasse, food service director of Clinton Public School, and Russell Karlstad, director of facilities, as well as Dino Zapantis, Dennis Kairit and Casey Gannon, for coming together quickly so that we could bring a much needed fun event to people during these unprecedented times,” Breidel said.