Weber Teams Up With Senator Phillips For Toy Drive

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For the fourth consecutive year, students and faculty members at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washington held a toy drive to benefit children receiving care in Winthrop University Hospital. This year’s drive was sponsored by New York State Senator Elaine Phillips’ office.
Sixth-grade Spanish teacher Filomena Dowling once again organized the drive, which resulted in the collection of several boxes of toys overflowing with board games, action figures, stuffed animals and a variety of popular toys. Teacher Christine Kearns and the sixth-grade yellow house students were also a big help collecting the toys.
Phillips recently visited Weber to personally thank Dowling and the students and staff for helping to make the lives of many young children a little brighter this holiday season.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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