As part of the annual "Make a Difference Day," students helped beautify Pleasantville last month.
On Monday, Mayor Peter Scherer formally recognized the work of the students who participated in both the beautification of the pocket park under the supervision of Beautification Committee Chair Kathy Dinkel; as well as the students who helped run the at .
"They were so enthusiastic and so gracious and couldn't wait to get in there and participate and help," said Dinkel of the students who worked to clean up the village. "It's just a great group of kids."
Deputy Mayor Jonathan Cunningham said the students volunteering at the horseshoe tournament were "eager" and "just a lot of fun to be around."
"They did everything we wanted them to do—raked the pits, cleaned up afterwards," added Toni Emerson, who oversaw the students' efforts at the tournament. "We even got them to play a little bit. So, next year we're going to sponsor a couple of Pace [horseshoe] teams."
Pleasantville Beautification (Pocket Park):
- Judy Acosta
- Anderson Braga
- Jesus Cardona Jr.
- Josh Grant
- Ryan Houlihan
- Christopher Jabbour
- Shannon Kane
- Alexandra Silver
- Joseph Solomeno
- Noemi Tovar
- Amanda Villavicencio
- Matt Landau
- Virginia MacDougall
- Danielle Schultheis
- Lauren Trinkoff
- Kris Walters
Scherer said the village will be sending each student a letter and "a modest gift to remind them where they came from"—referring to a green bag reading "Pleasantville."
"We have this ongoing rapport with Pace and we really appreciate it," said Emerson.