Creative Celebration

December 22, 2011

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.


Senator Larkin

Berea Elementary School

East Coldenham Elementary

Jean Black School

JFK Elementary

Kingston Catholic School

Marlboro Elementary School

Marlboro Intermediate School

New Windsor Elementary

Pakanasink Elementary School

Pine Tree Elementary School

Plattekill Elementary School

South Middle School

St. John School

Washington Middle School

Willow Avenue Elementary School