Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) partnered with local Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver handmade valentines to warm local seniors’ hearts across our community with their Valentine’s Day meal delivery this year. Byrnes worked with local students to create the valentines.
“I am very thankful for the time and hard work the students at Caledonia-Mumford put in to create such special valentines for our seniors this year,” said Byrnes, who is in the third year of sponsoring the program. “Although I always look forward to personally handing the valentines out at senior centers and congregate meal sites in our district, because of the pandemic many of those sites are now closed. Fortunately, our friends at Meals on Wheels offered to deliver them along with their meals for Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of anything to make a Valentine’s Day meal more special than a handmade valentine. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this possible.”
Students from Caledonia-Mumford Central School’s pre-K through fifth grade created approximately 200 valentines for the program this year. The valentines were then handed out through Livingston County Office of the Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. Each valentine was also accompanied by a personal note from Assemblywoman Byrnes and her staff wishing the seniors a happy Valentine’s Day. Byrnes’ office would like to give special thanks to Mrs. Ashley Cornwall, a third-grade teacher, for helping to organize the program at the school.