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Poland swimmers pay it forward

December 23, 2011
The Town Crier

On Dec. 17, the Poland Seminary High School swim and dive team spread their version of holiday cheer by singing at area assisted living facilities. Head coach Kristen Kuntzman and the members of the team went to Sunrise Assisted Living and The Greenbriar Rehabilitation Center to entertain during the residents' lunch. The 15 students, dressed in Santa hats, sang songs, passed out candy canes, and visited with the residents.

Bernadette Jones, program director from Sunrise commented "the 80 residents love to hear entertainment of all types, especially youth groups. We are so glad the Poland team came and we enjoyed their singing."

Norma DeOerio, RN at the advanced specialty hospital at The Greenbriar said, "They brightened the patients' day by singing Christmas carols during their lunch."

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The Poland swim and dive team spent Saturday flooding area assisted living homes with holiday cheer as they pay it forward. Taking part in the event were Matt Robich, Kyle Kirin, Sam Cowels, Matt Misko, Noah, Celia Melillo, Jaci Mullally, Zoe Sommers, Maddie Walkama, Mirhanda Henneman, Nikki Kreatsalas, Cara Palusak, Kayleigh Lavorini, Anthony lattanzio, Kaelynn Weitzman, and coach Kristen Kuntzman.

The purpose of the caroling was to brighten the patients' day however the smiles of the elderly residents brought much joy to the young students also.

Kuntzman commented that the Poland swim and dive team believe it is important to be a part of our community by paying forward.



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