St. Catharine School donates Easter baskets

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    SPRING LAKE — St. Catharine School recently donated more than 220 Easter baskets, bringing some extra joy to local families.

    The initiative, “Eggstraordinary Baskets of Hope,” was a Lenten service project that involved the entire school community including the students, faculty and PTA.

    “It was great that people went above and beyond for these baskets; they were so nice,” PTA co-president Toni Mozeika said, adding that the students were happy to participate in the project.

    “It was a nice activity and it was really good for the student body to get involved,” PTA co-president Kelly Day said.

    Collection of the baskets began in mid-March. Eighth graders in the student council were tasked with going around the school to gather the baskets and organize them as they were brought in.

    Baskets were filled with a variety of items from Easter candy and snacks to school supplies and books to toys, games and other trinkets.

    On March 29 the baskets were loaded into the cars of PTA and school faculty members and donated right in time for Easter on Sunday, April 4.

    Ms. Mozeika said the PTA was happy to jump on board and help out with the project, which was introduced by Kate Hoppe, the school’s supervisor of curriculum and instruction.

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