October 25, 2013
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.
Mount students from left to right: Jeanine Verderosa, Kayla
Stevens, and Maggie Jones