Published in the December 20, 2016 edition.
WAKEFIELD — Mission accomplished!
Farm Street resident Saritin Rizzuto successfully brought together a variety of different groups to help with the first annual Holiday Dinner Sunday at Harts Hill Heights.
She said the goal of this inaugural event was to encourage people of all ages to come together and celebrate the spirit of the season.
“Our volunteers know that if they make somebody smile on Sunday, we’ve accomplished our goal,” she said.
Volunteers waited on the residents of Harts Hill and served a warm meal, followed by a variety of delicious gourmet/holiday season desserts.
“We purposely recruited a diverse group of volunteers that range in age. We have the kindergarten and second grade Girl Scouts singing Christmas carols, community business members, Wakefield Memorial High school Democrats, Wakefield moms and the usual suspects joining together in an effort to support of our guests.
“There is a lesson to be learned here: We want to make sure that our youth understands that there are others in our community that are less fortunate, that we need to embrace and appreciate our seniors and that we can all take part in making a different by a simple act of kindness. This is especially important during this season, the time of giving, the time to think of someone other than yourself.”