Pine Grove Manor Students Receive Backpacks, Supplies, Collected By Assemblyman Danielsen

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Sate Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) speaks to children at Pine Grove Manor School Sept. 29.

About 85 Pine Grove Manor School students received back-to-school gifts Sept. 29, courtesy of state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen.

Danielsen, (D-17), delivered backpacks filled with school supplies for the children. The delivery was made possible by donations from groups ranging from township Police PBA Local 154, to Enterprise Rent-a -Car, to St. Matthias Church.

Danielsen made similar deliveries elsewhere in his legislative district.

“We all decided that we are going to help your school,” Danielsen told the children assembled in the school’s gymnasium. “We are going to donate supplies to your school that you will use.”

“You should know that all the teachers and staff here, all they want you to do is have fun and learn,” Danielsen said.

Township Police Lt. Darrin Russo, representing PBA LOcal 154, told the students that after they receive their backpacks, “when you see a police officer, maybe you can show your backpack and say thank-you.”

Board of Education president Ed Potosnak told the students that the school board wants “you to be well-educated, have fun learning and listen to your teachers.”

Terrick Smalls, the area rental manager for Enterprise, told the students that “education is very important, but make sure you’re having fun, because when you’re having fun, you’re learning more.”

Also in attendance were schools Superintendent John Ravally, additional representatives from PBA Local 154 and representatives from St. Matthias.

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