CAR projects offer family fun, historical ed

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Members of CAR are shown getting ready to take the clothes to Sandy victims in Staten Island. From left Isabelle Ojjeh, John Trudeau, Sophia Ojjeh, Zackary Ojjeh are up front and in the back row, from left, Paul Hansel, Victoria Slater, Chelsea Bacon, Jason Bacon and Mariam Ojjeh.

Members of CAR are shown getting ready to take the clothes to Sandy victims in Staten Island. From left Isabelle Ojjeh, John Trudeau, Sophia Ojjeh, Zackary Ojjeh are up front and in the back row, from left, Paul Hansel, Victoria Slater, Chelsea Bacon, Jason Bacon and Mariam Ojjeh.

It was a very busy fall for The Mary Bush Children of the American Revolution (CAR) of Greenwich. It started with a fall kick off pool party and meeting in which the group learned about the national project this year is to raise funds for the historic national park — The Battle of Saratoga.

Some other programs this year the students took part in were about the War of 1812, spying during the American Revolution, the Hudson Valley Indians and about endangered species.

The students, as part of their Kids Helping Kids project, donated eight new backpacks in time for the start of the new school year to Kids In Crisis and also donated to Neighbor to Neighbor back to school clothing valued at $1,620 plus three boxes of foods for needy children and families.

The students also had a successful clothing drive in November for Hurricane Sandy victims and drove more than $5,000 of goods to Staten Island.

The society also had a fun time at the Putnam Cottage-Knapp’s Tavern by Candlelight Open House on Dec. 2 in which members taught younger children how to make butter and colonial toys, served hot cider and gingerbread and docented in colonial outfits.

The group also sponsored and ran on Dec. 15 the Greenwich’s Wreaths Across America Ceremony which honored those that had served and are serving at Tomac Cemetery in Old Greenwich.

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