JAMESTOWN – Princesses, superheroes and cartoon characters marched, danced, laughed and filled the Love Elementary School gymnasium with holiday spirit at the school’s annual Pajama Party.
The holiday tradition began over 15 years ago when teacher, Roslyn Sisley-Kazelunas saw a similar event on a television show that sparked her interest.
Mrs. Sisley-Kazelunas, who recently retired, still coordinates the pajama drive each year where Love School staff and the local community donate pajamas and money so that every child in the school receives a new pair right before the holiday break.
“We gave away 350 pajamas this year and the kids loved it!” said Mrs. Sisley-Kazelunas. “It brings great joy to the children and the staff at Love School during the holiday season.”
In addition to receiving the pajamas, the students showed off their new pajamas with a parade, songs in the gymnasium, treats and a movie.
“Wow! These pajamas are so adorable and will keep me warm and cozy at night!” said a student to Mrs. Sisley-Kazelunas.
The school thanks Moonlight Electric of Jamestown, Allen Park Women’s Club, The Blackwell Chapel, The Lakewood Kiwanis, The Celeron Fishing Club, The Celeron Moose, several sororities, churches and several community members from the area for their donations to the pajama drive.