FCSD Clothing Drive: December 2020

FCSD and Sullivan County Community Provide Winter Clothing

FALLSBURG, December 2020 — With the current pandemic and resulting impact of job loss and financial hardship, the onset of winter is taking a toll on some families in the Fallsburg Central School District.

As she has done over the past several winters, NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther has answered the need by donating winter coats, hats, gloves and boots for fifty children and adults.

Just prior to the donation on November 10, Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School Guidance Office Secretary Kristen Meyer and Family & Community Liaison Dr. Aleta Lymon had compiled a list of families that were in need. These large families were selected for the coats based on requests from parents for food, clothing and other items that had been donated by Fallsburg school staff.

Assisting Assemblywoman Gunther and two of her staff people in bringing the clothing to the Fallsburg High School and sorting it out were Dr. Lymon, FCSD Director of Physical Education and Athletics Suzanne Lendzian, and Jr/Sr High School Assistant Principal Shana Bruestle.

In the latest Comet Newsletter that can be found on the FCSD web site, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sally Sharkey and Interim Jr/Sr High School Principal Frank Godlewski acknowledged everybody that participated in making this needed donation for school children and families. Dr. Sharkey thanked the Local Elks organizations and the Hurleyville Performing Arts Center for their generosity in provided needed clothing as well.

The families that received warm coats were very grateful, said Dr. Lymon. The need for additional clothing is still great. If you would like to help bring warmth at this time of Thanksgiving, please contact the High School Office at 845-434-6800.