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Bristol County DA Office helps Fall River students become pen-pals with senior citizens



Photo courtesy of Bristol County District Attorney's Office

Two different Fall River age groups have started what could be a beautiful friendship.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, 8th graders at the Holy Name School in Fall River came up with the idea of a community service project to write letters to senior citizens in the local community with the hopes of making it a regular pen-pal style correspondence.

The students reached out to the BCDAO to be the intermediary in the project and yesterday in came to fruition.

With the help of BCDAO staff and staff at Fall River Council On Aging, a small group of the students were matched up with the seniors who are receiving the letters.

The event was held at the Fall River Senior Center, where the student representatives dropped off all the letters to the seniors.

DA Quinn and Second Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sowa took part in the event and congratulated the students for their project. The pair also gave a brief talk to both students and seniors.

Quinn was happy to see how the project turned out.

“It is truly inspiring to see the youth of Bristol County connect with our elders in such a respectful and engaging manner. We hope this is just the beginning of lasting relationships between the generations! A special thank you to Principal Flanagan for all the work he is doing to instill such great values in the hearts and minds of the Holy Name School students!”

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