Big Brothers/Big Sisters give youngsters a Halloween treat

October 25, 2013

Newburgh, NY -

Pumpkin Picking at Manza Farm

A dozen Newburgh area youths were treated to pumpkin picking at the Manza Family Farm by 20 Mount Saint Mary College students.

Members of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters student organization of Mount Saint Mary College took a dozen “littles” to pick pumpkins at the Manza Family Farm in Montgomery, NY.

This volunteer mentor program is both rewarding and heart-warming as college students invest their time with underprivileged children. Serving as mentors and role models, members experience the power of friendship that stems from the connection they make.

The 20 “Bigs” were Nicole Bosi of Hauppauge, NY; Christina Antico of Smithtown, NY; Dorianna Gross of East Rockaway, NY; Lauren Epstein of Floral Park, NY; Amanda Luciano of Wantagh, NY; RoseMarie DiStefano of Staten Island, NY; Russell Pagano of Cedar Grove, NJ; Maggie Fallon of Norwalk, CT; Kailyn Zanella of West Islip, NY; Emily Oetjen of Hyde Park, NY; Jeanine Verderosa of Lindenhurst, NY; Alex Florez of Madison, NJ; Tom Fallon of Mineola, NY; Malaina Hynes of Wantagh, NY; Anna Salvatore of East Lyme, CT; Samantha Popel of Milford, CT; Maggie Jones of Hyde Park, NY; Kayla Stevens of North Branford, CT; Ashley Pellicci of Manorville, NY; and Sarah Hospodar of Glenmont, NY.

Pumpkin Picking at Manza Farm

Mount students from left to right: Jeanine Verderosa, Kayla Stevens, and Maggie Jones