The caravan typically visits one local elementary school in the morning, where the Spinners staff and special guests make Valentines cards with the students. With over 60 individual requests to bring the tour to schools throughout the Merrimack Valley and its surrounding communities, the decision to select just one school was very difficult.
The North Intermediate School stood out however, with their dedication to community based initiatives separating them from the rest of the pack. Over the past year, the school has participated in "Coats for Kids," "Toys for Tots," "Pennies for Patients," and "Local Heroes," where the students wrote letters to soldiers serving overseas. As a result, the "Spread the Love Tour" will start at North Intermediate, Friday morning, February 13.
"We received so many great entries from children throughout the Merrimack Valley, but the North Intermediate stood out as a school spreading the love all year round," said Lowell Spinners Vice President and General Manager, Tim Bawmann. "We're looking forward to making this Valentine's Day a memorable one for the children."
Following a stop at North Intermediate, the caravan will arrive at the Billerica Council on Aging, where members of the caravan will visit with residents and deliver the Valentines cards made at the elementary school.
The caravan typically consists of Spinners staff and local celebrities, including former Red Sox coach Dick Berardino, Emily Elizabeth from Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Lowell Devils Devil Dawg, as well as the Canaligator and Dogman, beloved members of the Spinners crew.
Afterwards, select Spinners staff members and the Canaligator will visit with patients at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital.
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