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Holiday “Operation Decoration” event kicks off in Indian Lake

Pictured in the first row (seated) are Jim Curry, Jane Rogers and Lois Kelly. In the second row (standing) are Genine Longacker, Alex Mitchell, Becca King, Mary Groll and Jack Groll.  The students, Alex and Becca  and Genine Longacker are representing the school student council.  The other adults in the photo are a few of the seniors who were present at the meal site kick off.  The students and Brenda Valentine presented an overview of the program at the meal site on Nov. 19.

Pictured in the first row (seated) are Jim Curry, Jane Rogers and Lois Kelly. In the second row (standing) are Genine Longacker, Alex Mitchell, Becca King, Mary Groll and Jack Groll. The students, Alex and Becca and Genine Longacker are representing the school student council. The other adults in the photo are a few of the seniors who were present at the meal site kick off. The students and Brenda Valentine presented an overview of the program at the meal site on Nov. 19.

— The Indian Lake Central School Student Council, the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Country Christmas Tour (CCT) Steering Committee kicked off the Operation Decoration community service program on Nov. 19 at the Indian Lake Meal Site. The program, named by the Student Council, offers all Indian Lake senior citizens assistance in hanging garlands, wreaths and lighting decorations on their homes for the upcoming holiday season. Decoration assistance will be offered through Dec. 16.

Operation Decoration, created in 2006, is the result of suggestions and feedback received from former Indian Lake Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest participants. The purpose of this successful contest is to enhance community pride and holiday spirit among Indian Lake residents, businesses and the community. A special thanks to the 2013 Contest sponsors: Professional Income Tax Service, Stewart’s Shops, gra*FIX, Community Bank, Gadway Realty and Dave Ameden Floor Care/Kim’s Country Corner.

Senior citizens interested in scheduling a Student Council member to help decorate their homes and for further information about Operation Decoration can call Genine Longacker, ILSC Guidance Counselor, at 648-5024 or Brenda Valentine at 648-5636.

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