What a beautiful night. Genuinely, everyone was deeply happy. We’re going back for Veteran’s Day.
The text reads:
On a moonless evening in February, sunshine lit up the night when Jericho’s Girl Scout Troop 3375 visited The Arbors Assisted Living of Westbury. Marching in size order, the Brownie scouts took to the stage and belted out songs from “The Sound of Music.” Complete with choreographed moves and a piano and guitar accompaniment, each girl took a solo then Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do’ed her way into the hearts of the Arbors residents. As Mr. Peter Facinelli entertained all with his accordion, girls mingled with the residents, presenting their handmade cards. The residents regaled the girls with stories from their youths—one shared a portrait of himself in uniform, having served in WWII. Another spoke of missing her grandchildren, appreciative of the connection and exchange with these girls and their infectious smiles. The sunny mix of girls from Cantiague, Jackson, and Seaman elementary schools exchanged goodbyes with The Arbors community, leaving one and all feeling over the moon.
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1 Girl Scout Troop 3375, a blend of girls from all three Jericho elementary schools, visit The Arbors Assisted Living of Westbury
2 Brownie Girl Scouts perform songs from “The Sound of Music” and Disney’s “Song of the South”
3 Girls mingle with The Arbors community, exchanging stories and homemade cards
4 Residents clap along, delighting in the nights’ entertainment
5 Exhibiting manners and confidence, the girls get to know one of the guests
6 Pianist Nicholas Tarasenko charmed everyone with a piece by Chopin