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Keuka College, Head Start Classes Get a Jump on Easter

Sophomore Kayla Hall helps her new friend open an Easter basket. (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

Peter Cottontail might be out of a job.

That’s because, as the perennial favorite says, members of the Keuka College community brought every girl and boy—in the Head Start programs in Dundee and Penn Yan—baskets full of Easter joy.

Keuka students, staff, and faculty donated toys, bubbles, stuffed animals, and other Easter basket goodies and distributed them to the children in each class.

The Community Service Resource Center in the Center for Experiential Learning and the Class of 2015 coordinated the Easter Basket Project, a College tradition since the mid-1990s. The baskets were then given to the Dundee and Penn Yan classes.

Sophomore Emily Brown examines what is in her new friend's Easter basket. (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

On hand to help distribute the baskets were Jamie Allen, a sophomore psychology major from Canandaigua, who serves as treasurer of the Class of 2015; Nikita Wilkins, a sophomore biology major and a community service advocate in the Center from Bloomfield, Savannah Fuller, a sophomore occupational science major and community service advocate in the Center from Philadelphia, N.Y; Mary Leet, a freshman visual and verbal art major from Stanley and a community service advocate in the Center; Kalya Hall, a sophomore occupational science major from Ballston Spa and Class of 2015 representative; Emily Brown, a sophomore occupational science major from Homer and Class of 2015 representative; Sarah Schneider, a freshman childhood education major from Stanley and community service advocate in the Center; Paige Fuller, a sophomore American Sign Language major from East Greenbush; Alex Morgan, a junior biology major from New Berlin; Shanita Williams, a freshman exploratory major from Geneva; and Jeffery Miller, a sophomore occupational science major from Bloomfield.

Keuka College Symphonic Band Concert Dec. 2

The Keuka College Symphonic Band will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 2.

The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel.

Under the direction of Jeff Stempien, instructor of band, the program includes Holiday Greetings, arranged by James Swearingen; Patapa, by William Ryden;  Eine Kleine Christmas, arranged by Larry Clark; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Christmas “a la” Big Band, arranged by Larry Clark; Celtic Carol, arranged by Robert W. Smith; A Nutcracker Spectacular, by Tchaikovsky; A Canadian Brass Christmas, arranged by Luther Henderson; and Christmas Joy, by Frank Erickson.

The concert will also include a performance of The Star Spangled Banner, by John Stafford Smith, featuring students Kayla Hall, a sophomore occupational science major from Ballston Spa, and Johnathon Pugh, a senior biology major from Buffalo; and Geneva resident Aimee Perry.