By PAM SCHIFF While Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Fransisco, students at several Cranston elementary schools are making it easy to find some heartwarming happiness around the city. Danielle Parrillo, PTO president of Garden City School, was
While Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Fransisco, students at several Cranston elementary schools are making it easy to find some heartwarming happiness around the city.
Danielle Parrillo, PTO president of Garden City School, was tagged in a Facebook post by another parent at the school, JoAnne Knowles.
“A school in another state was doing this ‘Heart Hunt’ program, and asked if we could do it as well. We quickly jumped on the idea as we thought spreading some love in Cranston was a great idea. It’s just like the Bear Hunt that happened last year but this time it’s a Heart Hunt,” Parrillo said.
Families hang some hearts or even just one in a window, so when you are driving around town you can count the hearts you find.
“We started a hashtag, #cranstonhearthunt2021. Garden City School will have 100 hearts in their windows to participate in the Heart Hunt and recognize the 100th day of school coming up,” Parrillo said. “We have received a great response from the community excited to participate in the Heart Hunt. We are hoping local business will join us as well in spreading the love in Cranston. I think we could all use some more love in our lives.”
Parrillo asked Ruthanne Farina, PTG president of Oak Lawn Elementary School, to work as a team to get more Cranston schools involved in a fun, family-friendly activity.
"All elementary schools are invited to join. Cranston residents and restaurants are invited to join in as well,” Farina said. “All you have to do is decorate your front doors, mailbox or windows with hearts. Residents can take a drive through neighborhoods and count how many homes or places are participating in ‘Happy Heart Hunt.’ Elementary school students/families are asked to post their own decor or how many hearts they found on their school’s Facebook page.”