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South Windsor Volunteer Breakfast

Carol Manzella
South Windsor volunteers were thanked for their dedication and service at a brunch.

On Tuesday, April 30, the people of South Windsor joined together at the Community Center in celebration of the town’s volunteers. Those who have given their time to the Human Services Department in the past were treated to a delicious breakfast.

The event consisted of those who have served as meals on wheels drivers, bingo callers, telephone reassurance volunteers, kitchen helpers, volunteer readers, community service group members, newsletter collators, and food bank volunteers. Within the many programs of the Human Services Department, there are around 200 volunteers in total.

The head of this wholesome gathering is the Director of Human Services, Andrea Conransecso. Without her efforts, South Windsor’s volunteers would unfortunately go unnoticed.

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It’s once a year that we are able to thank and serve the volunteers who so tirelessly help us and the residents of South Windsor. They make a difference every day.

— Director of Human Services, Andrea Cofrancesco

One of the individuals who attended the breakfast was South Windsor resident, Carol Manzella, a regular South Windsor volunteer. She joined the South Windsor community after moving from New Jersey in 2014, and has loved volunteering in town ever since. 

“I decided to volunteer because I was retired, had just moved to a new state, and knew it would be a good way to get to know the community,” Manzella stated.

Manzella’s first opportunity as a volunteer was reading to the K-5 elementary students. This is a well known tradition among the South Windsor Public Schools District where senior citizens are able to connect and interact with the youth of the community. 

Gift baskets that SW volunteers received as a token of appreciation. (Carol Manzella)

“It’s a good way to see the different schools, meet the teachers and staff and form friendships with other volunteers.”

In addition to Manzella, there are plenty of South Windsor residents who dedicate their time and effort to helping town citizens. South Windsor is grateful for all of the caring individuals who strive to better our town and community as a whole.

Each volunteer was given a gift basket of olive oil and vinegar and donuts as a sign of appreciation.

Other attendees at the event included South Windsor’s Mayor, Audrey Delnicki, and Town Manager, Michael Maniscalco.

The Senior Connection Newsletter identifies ways that seniors in town are able to get involved and volunteer their time.

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About the Contributors
Izabel Dzubin
Izabel Dzubin, Staff Writer
Izabel Dzubin is a sophomore at South Windsor High School and has a strong passion for writing. Izabel enjoys writing for The Bobcat Prowl, and takes pleasure in writing about topics such as current events and sports. Throughout her sophomore year, Izabel participated in playing Field Hockey, Varsity Girls Basketball and being a member of the Girls Golf Team. When she is not playing sports, you can most likely find her hanging out with friends and family or, with a book in her hand. 
Mia Ruiz
Mia Ruiz, Staff Writer
Mia Ruiz is currently a sophomore writer at The Bobcat Prowl. By joining the student paper, she hopes to communicate important topics such as sports and school events to her peers, while also improving her writing skills. When she is not writing for The Prowl, you can find her playing for the South Windsor girl’s soccer and basketball teams. Besides participating in numerous physical activities. Mia also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.