‘Hoping people feel good again’

Education association will hold April Easter breakfast

Students Sophia Abate (left to right), Mark Palladino, Maddie Brooks, Nick Bisconte and Mason Milone prepare for the Lenape district’s Easter bunny breakfast and egg hunt at Seneca High School on Saturday, April 9.

The Lenape District Education Association will welcome the community and children under 12 to its breakfast with the Easter bunny and egg hunt at Seneca High School on Saturday, April 9.

This event comes on the heels of the LDEA receiving a Pride Grant, with which this year’s Pride chair for the district, Seneca teacher Grace McCloskey, went to Shawnee High School and did her student-teaching at Cherokee. The association wants to use the breakfast to bring people together again after COVID.

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“We’re just trying to do as much as we can with the community, so that they know we’re  here for them,” McCloskey said. “Make people feel like things are back to normal.  

“We sent all of the schools [in the LRHSD] the information to send out to all of the communities,” she added. “Anybody in the district communities can come – Marlton, Medford, Southampton, Medford Lakes.”

The breakfast food will be cooked by the school’s Nutri-Serve system and students will help clean up and prepare for the egg hunt. McCloskey said the students normally spend a  week organizing during their lunch periods..

Other clubs participating in the Easter event are the Community Service Club and  the Interact Club. Games at the event will include Bingo and a spinning wheel game, and there will be coloring stations for the kids. Prizes will also be available courtesy of school clubs that donate items like hats and photo frames for kids to capture their moment with the Easter bunny.

“And they’re all from the clubs in the school, so hopefully some of these kids (in attendance) will feel a connection [to the school] when they eventually get here,” McCloskey said.

She also acknowledged her hope that event guests will feel a sense of relief in coming together after the pandemic.

“I’m hoping people feel good again,’ McCloskey noted. 

The Easter breakfast is free and will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; the hunt will start at 11 a.m.

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