Local Author Michelle Birkenstock Inspires HOH Students To Find Their Creative Side

     Local author Michelle Birkenstock generously donated her time to Horizons on the Hudson in Newburgh recently. Students were fully engaged during two special assemblies.

     Later in the day, 34 students who created activities and projects that were inspired by characters or themes in one of Birkenstock’s two books, Harry the Caterpillar and Baxter’s Hibernation, qualified for Lunch with the Author as well as a complimentary copy of one of her books.

     A portion of the complimentary books were made possible by a Lend Lease Foundations Grant received by employee Charmaine Moshier on behalf of Horizons. In addition, activities and projects created by students will be compiled in an activity book which will be on sale at HOH next school year.

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