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Middletown students make ornaments for Governor’s Mansion

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 10/31/18

Middletown Area School District students are busy making 800 ornaments for the Governor’s Mansion to help celebrate the holidays.

Students from all three elementaries and the high school are …

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Middletown students make ornaments for Governor’s Mansion

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Middletown Area School District students are busy making 800 ornaments for the Governor’s Mansion to help celebrate the holidays.

Students from all three elementaries and the high school are working together to make the ornaments. The ornaments will go on trees and will decorate every room of the Governor’s Mansion.

Middletown is the only district making ornaments for the Governor’s Mansion this year, said Gina Pronesti, a teacher at Reid Elementary School, who is coordinating the effort districtwide.

Pronesti said she visited the Governor’s Mansion holiday Open House in 2017 and volunteered to do the ornament project for this year.

Others leading the effort are high school art teacher Liz Strite, Kunkel Elementary School art teacher Lana Greinermiller, and classroom teachers at Fink and Reid elementaries.

Holiday tours of the Governor’s Mansion will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.

This year’s annual Holiday Open House at the mansion will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

The event will include free cookies, hot chocolate, performing groups, and a visit from Santa Claus.