Tuxedo Park School bake sale generates $700 to local relief efforts

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

Tuxedo Park — A bake sale organized last week by the Tuxedo Park School’s Community Service Committee raised more than $700 to help families in Tuxedo’s East Village who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Parents and students teamed up to bake, buy and sell desserts. One family donated a $200 Wal-Mart gift card. Students were limited to two baked goods each, leaving plenty of leftovers which were taken to the Suffern Soup Kitchen and served as dessert with the lasagna meal prepared with ingredients donated by Tuxedo Park School families and assembled by TPS 9th graders. “We have much to be grateful for, and we have much to learn from such service opportunities,” said Kathleen McNamara, the new Head of School. “The school has a long tradition of community outreach and this year will bring many more such activities.” Outreach The Tuxedo Park School also is participating with other organizations throughout the Town of Tuxedo and the Village of Tuxedo Park to reach out to the residents most in need after the flooding. These organizations have compiled a list of items that residents have reported were ruined or damaged. If you would like to personally donate one of the items requested by East Village residents, visit’s the school’s Web site at www.tuxedoparkschool.org, then click on community service opportunities.