Area Students Craft ‘Thank-You’ Yard Signs for Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Workers on Front Lines

April 5, 2021

As part of their service project — and in commemoration of the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic — members of the sixth- and seventh-grade Class Councils at Chestnut Ridge Middle School (CRMS) recently crafted yard signs to celebrate Washington Township police, fire, EMS, and healthcare workers.

CRMS Class Council advisor Karen DeFranco delivered some of the signs to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in appreciation of its healthcare workers. “The kids had lots of fun making the signs,” DeFranco said. “We would like to thank our community’s healthcare workers for all they do to keep us safe. They exemplify our ‘TWP’ motto — together with pride!”

Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse Lisa Petruzzelli, BSN, RN, was among the hospital’s frontline workers who accepted the signs. “Being a CRMS alumna, this was extra special,” she said. “We appreciate the students for saying ‘thanks’ during these unprecedented times.”