First Selectman’s Youth Award Presented To Christina Burland
First Selectman Beth Heller presented winner Cristina (Tina) Burland with a plaque for her service to the community. Tina, daughter of Brian Burland and Joanna (LaSala) Burland, also accepted a $200 check from Scott Zimmerman of Peoples Bank.
Ms. Heller’s speech honored Tina for her civic mindedness and kind heart. Ms. Burland founded the Woodbridge Together group who developed the Luminaria Project which commemorated the closures due to the pandemic and raised $3,000 for the Woodbridge Rotary COVID projects. This along with card writing to relieve feelings of isolation for nursing home residents created hope and a sense of togetherness.
Students are nominated for the award each year for their commitment and volunteerism within the community. These students who earned nominations deserve to be recognized for their willingness to share of themselves, which is the best gift of all.
This year’s nominees also include Alison Su, Abigail Ressler, Emma Ressler, Paul Canalori, Jonathan Speranzini, and Riley Numberg. These teens have worked hard to make a difference in the community and are to be commended. They have spent countless hours to create a better Woodbridge.
Picture: Youth Services Director Nancy Pfund, Winner Christina Burland, First Selectman Beth Heller, Human Services Director Jeanette Glicksman, and Peoples Bank V.P., Woodbridge Office Scott Zimmerman
Teen residents may join the Woodbridge Job Bank to work for residents and earn money. Most jobs are outdoors and include yardwork, watering, and animal care. Call 203-389-3429 for application and interview. Residents may call the Job Bank to hire teens for odd jobs.
Red Cross Babysitter Training
Youth Services is planning a summer training for teens to be announced on our website soon. Call Youth Services at 203-389-3429 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.