art students were recognized at Tuesday night's Town Board meeting for their work decorating the area around a Christmas tree at Fair Meadow Park.
Todd Hiscox, an art teacher at Woodhull, organized the students at the request of Town Board member Glenda Jackson.
"I was so happy that the students were enthusiastic about the idea," Jackson said. "They will be the first group of students to set the holiday mode at Fair Meadows Park in what I plan to be an annual event for other schools to follow."
Hiscox gave the children a choice of different themes, including Peace and Happiness. "First they painted their whole snowflake with blended colors and then they brainstormed and came up with simple imagery that would communicate all the meanings for the six designs," Hiscox said. The six designs include love, happiness, peace, community, friendship and hope.
Among the participating students were: Megan Erhardt, Nolan Piccola, Isabella Piccola, Angela LoScalzo, Katarina Obermaier, Rachel Moss, Mardine Mentor, Bella McGinniss, Sarah White, Lauren White, Amelia Reilly, Juliana Senia, Tierra Boccard, Alexis Archer, Sana Amin, Afroditi Mountanos, Lindsay Saginaw, Christina Varady, Nicole Muszynski, Sigrid Cassell and Myasia Gaskin.
The students received a Town of Huntington Proclamation and certificates of appreciation. The artwork can be seen near the corner of Pulaski Road and Park Avenue.