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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.

A Head Start on Easter

Freshman Katelyn Armstrong checks out the goodies inside an Easter basket during delivery at Heather LaBarr's Head Start class.

Students in Heather LaBarr’s Head Start (Penn Yan) class got a head start on Easter April 5.

Students, faculty, and staff at Keuka College donated toys, bubbles, stuffed animals, and other Easter basket goodies for LaBarr’s class and the Head Start program in Dundee.

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.

On hand to help distribute the baskets were Rebecca Allen, a freshman unified childhood/special education major from Oxford; Samantha Chesnut, a freshman sociology and political science major from Mexico, who serves as president of the Class of 2015; Nikita Wilkins, a freshman biology major and a community service advocate in the Center from Bloomfield; Katelyn Armstrong, a freshman psychology major from Jamestown; Junelle King, a senior organizational communication major and community service advocate in the Center from Ithaca; Savannah Fuller, a freshman occupational science major and community service advocate in the Center from Philadelphia, N.Y.; Jamie Allen, a freshman psychology major from Canandaigua; Ella Smallwood-St. Denis, a freshman social work major from Canandaigua; Vince Glanville, a freshman psychology major from Capetown, South Africa; and Willie Jones, a freshman occupational science major from Rochester.

Check out more photos from the Easter basket delivery.