CVA students bring gift baskets, holiday cheer to local seniors

Some civic-minded Central Valley Academy students spent the morning delivering holiday gift baskets to Herkimer County seniors who could really use them.

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 3:42 PM

ILION - Some civic-minded Central Valley Academy students spent the morning delivering holiday gift baskets to Herkimer County seniors who could really use them.

The baskets and the visits from the young students made the seniors’ day at Prindle Apartments in Ilion, but the students and student council members say they got a lot out of it as well.

“It’s so fun to see them so happy when you open the door,” said Amy Castle, a senior at CVA. “They're always excited, they act surprised.”


“A lot of these people, they don't have a lot of family around here, they don't get to see a lot of people, so we like to bring them some holiday cheer,” said CVA senior Shivam Patel.

The high school held fundraisers to fill the gift baskets with items such as popcorn, pop tarts and other things the seniors wanted. The Herkimer County Office for the Aging put the kinds in touch with seniors in need.

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