Heritage helps light up City Hall

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To begin ringing in the holiday cheer, Heritage students participated in the city of Plantation’s Light Up City Hall Holiday Celebration Dec. 3. 

A performance from the Heritage Tri-M Music Honor Society kicked off the night, followed by performances from the Heritage Combined Elementary Choir, Plantation Chamber Orchestra and Choir and Our Savior Lutheran’s Singing Saints. 

Sponsored by Baptist Health and the City’s Women’s club, the event included many fun and free children’s activities, including Selfies with Santa, an outdoor screening of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” arts and crafts, a snowman craft-making contest, cookie decorating and even hot chocolate. Many vendors came to sell their homemade treats and goods as well. 

Additionally, the Plantation Police Department gave out free stuffed animals to the children at the event.  Community Engagement Officer Chris Palmieri stated, “We love giving back to the community, whether it’s through donations or sponsored. We all do our part to help our community grow and help these kids.”

As a junior, this is Emma’s second year in the Patriot Post and she’s excited to be the Assistant Online Editor this year. Outside of newspaper, she’s involved in and has office positions in Science Research, Key Club, FBLA, Model UN, and other clubs, including honor societies and her own nonprofit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching dramas on Netflix, listening to Taylor Swift, and hanging out with friends. She’s very excited to work on the Patriot Post this year!