Honoring the Community’s First Responders

Student council members in grades K-2 at Malverne School District’s Maurice W. Downing Primary School held a special First Responders Thank You Breakfast to honor those who assisted in the community’s post-hurricane cleanup. Volunteer firemen, Department of Public Works employees and town and village personnel from Malverne, Lynbrook and Lakeview all gathered to be recognized by the area’s youngest.
The students showed their appreciation to the first responders by presenting them with personal poems, letters and collages of gratitude, and by singing “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Breakfast included pastries, bagels, fruit and hot eggs and sausage, most of which was donated by local businesses for the cause. More than 30 first responders were present for the honor.