For more than five years, ’s Home and School Association (H.S.A.) has been saving for a new school sign. However, every time the H.S.A. raised the money for the sign, something more important was needed—a playground, a sound system, and even new picnic tables.
The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex has come to the rescue, donating a new sign for the oldest of the local elementary schools.
“We are very grateful and appreciate all that the Kiwanis do for our town,” said Lincoln School Principal Adam Geher. “The sign is so colorful and just perfect for our elementary school.”
The decorative new sign replaces a rustic wooden sign that has sat on the school’s lawn for as long as anyone asked can remember. More visible from the street and sidewalks, the new sign clearly identifies the building as an elementary school.
To celebrate its new sign, the school held a ribbon cutting ceremony in June. Kiwanis President Robert Hodge, Vice President Barbara Peck, and members Irene Gibbons, Lew Wefferling, Dean Konner and Diane Lilli, were in attendance. The nearly 250 students, along with the teachers and staff of Lincoln School, gathered on the front lawn, thanking the Kiwanians and singing "God Bless America."
“We are happy to help a local school,” said Hodge. “We are glad that the sign will be something that families and children will enjoy for years to come.”
This article was provided by Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools.