I can be certain the school crossing guards have been doing the same. Give them a nice smile when you see them, because they protect our children each and every school day (cold and warm) when crossing those streets of Woodhaven.
I am friends with the local crossing guards as I see them almost every day. I can remember my kids loving them too, having a chat about their day while waiting patiently for the light to turn.
Crossing guards sometimes go unrecognized as they diligently stand their post, but please don’t forget them. Megan, one of our former workers here at GWDC, is a crossing guard. I usually text her during the worst weather and joke about how warm the office and how she is doing a great service to our neighborhood.
As I stated in my last article, we are doing a spring bunny promotion on Saturday, April 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. We will be taking free photos with the Easter Bunny, and I have ordered the supplies already for the craft table.
Children can decorate a plastic Easter egg with funny bunny faces. I love hosting crafts for kids, as well as seniors. I organize a craft class for a few hours at two local senior centers in Woodhaven and Ozone Park on my off days from GWDC.
Recently, one of my regulars at the Woodhaven Senior Center passed away, and I spoke to her daughter- in-law shortly thereafter. She told me how much my craft class meant to her, and how she would love to show everyone what she made that day with Lisa.
She kept everything and displayed them proudly. That made my day. So if you are a senior check out the centers, they are great fun. Not only do they host crafting sessions, but bingo, exercise classes, parties, lunches and more. Call your local center for more info.
Some people don’t realize how much these centers mean to our seniors. When I am a senior, I will look forward to going there too.
Remember to wear your green for St. Patrick’s Day! In April’s column, I will discuss the GWDC’s upcoming annual meeting, which is open to all, and other events for spring. Until then, enjoy the last few days of that other word: winter.