The Bellmore Public Schools community gathered in the Reinhard Early Childhood Center auditorium on Feb. 12 for a special night of awards and performances. The Bellmore PTA hosts the Founders’ Day Celebration annually to recognize deserving members of the community.
PTA co-presidents Nikki Zimberg and Jamie Guggenheim Shiner welcomed fellow PTA volunteers to the stage to introduce awardees. The PTA issued awards for New York State PTA Life Membership and Distinguished Service. Staff member awardees included Michelle Block, Angela Coogan, Erica Glikos, Dawn McCardell, Regina Harten and Nicole Osterhoudt. Board of Education President Mrs. Maryanne Kelly received the Distinguished Service award. PTA members who received awards included Brenda Gallo, Jennifer White, Leah Walsh, Kristen Wong-Valle and Jackie Taylor.
The night would not have been complete without musical performances from special Bellmore Stars. The Bellmore Star Chorus sang and put on a light show, dazzling the audience. To conclude the night, the Star Chorus was joined by The Belltones band, comprised of the Superintendent and district music teachers.