During the past few weeks, children in the After School Program at Fallsburg’s Benjamin Cosor Elementary School have been able to enjoy the abundance of snow with snowshoes, warm gloves and hats donated by businesses and individuals or purchased through a grant that supports the Program. All these items will enhance the inventory for students and families to enjoy the BCES Trail behind the school building. The Trail will be completed as soon as the weather breaks and final clearing and safety measures are finished.
Well over seventy students put on the new snowshoes, many with the help of Volunteers in the Classroom. The assistance was most helpful for those youngsters wearing Tykers, the smallest size available. In all, the District purchased 15 pairs of Tykers, 20 pairs of Shift for older students, and 10 pairs of Evo for adults and high school student. Ms. Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor helped with the sizing and ordering. Warm hats and gloves came from donations by Michele and Layla Herman of Rock Hill Pharmacy. Friends of Sullivan donated snowsuits.
Mrs. Leah Exner, second grade teacher and in charge of the BCES Trail Project, and Ms. Suzanne Lendzian, Head of the FCSD Wellness Committee and Administrator of the After School Program, acknowledge the great community spirit that has supported the health and wellness of Fallsburg’s students. They also want to thank the school Principal Mary Kate Stinehour and the second and fifth grade staff that helped coordinate getting so many children getting properly outfitted and enjoying the snowshoe experience that made winter more enjoyable.