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Thanks to students

To the Valley News:

The students, faculty, and staff of Westport Central School deserve a big thank you and round of applause for their dedication and hard work on Thursday morning, May 23, for their “Adopt Our Town” spring clean-up project. Seeing everyone in colorful shirts, sweeping, raking, and carrying branches and twigs, was heart-warming. Our community looks much nicer as we get ready to welcome back summer residents and guests.

An extra thank you goes to the planners and organizers of the event, both at school and in the Town. Denny Westover and his men were extremely helpful in planning, supplying tools, then picking up bags and branches after the event. Thank you too to Supervisor Dan Connell and the members of the Town Board for their support.

In addition to improving the Town’s appearance, the school is teaching young people the value of contributing to the well-being of their community at an early age.

During the past few months, teamwork and cooperation between Westport Central School, the Town, and the Chamber of Commerce have never been better. Chamber members have been and are bringing real-world knowledge and experience into Mr. Adam Facteau’s business classes and members recently participated in the school’s Community Involvement Night.

We hope to continue our community spirit and partnership. We invite students, parents, and all other residents to become involved as the Chamber and Town work to develop a sense of community pride in a more long-term Town-wide beautification effort in preparation for Westport’s Bicentennial in 2015.

Again, thank you to everyone! Happy Summer!

Dee Carroll, President

Westport Chamber of Commerce

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