On Dec. 16, teacher Aaron Bullis and his fourth-graders from Elden Elementary School spread a little holiday cheer at the Silver Fox Senior Social Club in Baldwinsville.
That morning the class cut a tree down and brought it to the club, where they decorated it with stockings they made for each club member. After eating lunch with the members, the students sang holiday songs and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
The visit was a lesson in generosity for the fourth-graders. Bullis explained that the day before the outing he and his students discussed the importance of putting the needs and wants of others first to cultivate a caring attitude.
Assemblyman Will Barclay, Lysander Supervisor Barry Bullis and Baldwinsville Mayor Joe Saraceni also participated in the event. Barclay was invited to participate in the event to talk to the kids about how their deed was a good example of citizenship and community service and to encourage them in their efforts to reach out in their community.
Baldwinsville fourth-grader Marley McCard reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to a member of the Silver Fox Senior Social Club.