Celebrating, Westport-Style

Little things mean a lot.

As high school and middle school graduations approach, some Westport students worry about having the right clothes for the ceremony, and the festivities that surround it.

Class of 2009For 6 years, Westport’s Human Services Department has eased those fears.  Its “Ceremonies and Celebrations” program helps purchase new clothing for graduates. 

Last year, 30 Westport students bought “special event” wear.  It doesn’t take a valedictorian to know this year’s need is higher.

In the grand scheme of things, the right clothes for graduation might not seem like a big deal.  To a teenager, it can be huge. 

Checks (payable to the “Families in Need” fund; memo line: “Ceremonies”) may be sent to the Department of Human Services, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport CT 06880.  Gift cards of any amount (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Marshall’s, The Gap, Trumbull Mall/Westfield Shopping Center) are also gratefully accepted.

(For further information, call Patty Haberstroh at 341-1069.)

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