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Cold Spring School GSF Talent Show Benefit

February 13, 2010 by Victoria Strong
As you may remember, a local elementary school, Cold Spring School, adopted the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation as their charity of the year. The student council members have already passed out petition flyers, sold Axxess books, and have a "Feed the Piggy" campaign going in which they collect coins from their classrooms to add to collective a piggy bank. The principal sent emails to every parent telling them about the Chase campaign and how to vote. And one sixth grade class wrote and illustrated the most adorable children's book for Gwendolyn (which is now one of her favorite books to read). But last Friday, we were invited to participate in one of their philanthropic and adorable events.

Every year the student council produces a school wide talent show. They handle the auditions, they organize the acts, they direct the lighting and sound -- an almost completely student-run event (with the help of a few kind parents and teachers). It started at 7:00 pm on Friday night and while we were nervous about the germ exposure, we knew Gwendolyn would really love it...and we wanted to thank the school for being so supportive. And we are so, so glad we went. Gwendolyn had an absolute blast. She was mesmerized by the singing, the dancing, the drum and piano playing...she was glued to every movement and every act. Gwendolyn absolutely LOVES children and we are so glad we had the opportunity to be part of something so sweet.

Thank you Cold Spring School and the student council for creating such a wonderful event. And thank you to the parents for contributing to our cause. The talent show raised $550 for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation! Way to go!!!

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