Troop 45 Boy Scouts demonstrate gratitude to community supporters

Idea born at a fundraising poinsettia event

| 04 Jan 2022 | 01:37

WARWICK – Troop 45 Boy Scouts Jackson and Holden Frommeyer, recently turned their fundraising poinsettia sales into an opportunity to spread holiday cheer and give thanks to some special people.

The scouts offered buyers the option of gifting their poinsettias to others. And the goodwill gesture took off.

Some buyers requested their plants go to a nursing home or to veterans. Others asked that they go to someone deserving.

Recipients included Jenna Price, director of Backpack Snack Attack; Glenn P. Dickes, director of the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry, and his wife, Susan, his co-sponsor of the Children’s Book Festival; Kerri Foley, founder of “Warwick Spreads the Warmth,” and “Sunshine in a Box,” programs that provide winter apparel and fun summer items for local families; Lorraine Redman, founder of K1P1, a local knit/crochet group, that contributes to making Soap Sacks for homeless shelters and other charitable organizations; and Sr. Vice Commander Carmine Garritano of Warwick Valley VFW Post 4662, an active supporter of local veterans. He accepted the poinsettia on behalf of the Veteran and First Responder Center in Warwick, newly established with the help of the Post’s membership and the entire Warwick community.