(Press Release Courtesey of the Southern New England Salvation Army)
STATE REPRESENTATIVE TIM LEGEYT VISITS THE SALVATION ARMY’S “RIGHT PLACE!”
YOU CAN TAKE THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE OUT OF THE CLASSROOM,
BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE TEACHER AWAY FROM TEACHING!
State Representative Timothy LeGeyt, of Avon and Canton, came to visit The Salvation Army’s “The Right Place” Early Learning Child Care Center on Sigourney Street in October. Representative LeGeyt was given a tour of The Right Place by Major Brian Glasco, Greater Hartford Area Coordinator for The Salvation Army and Nancy Winslow, Director of Childcare Programs. During the tour Tim spent time fielding questions from the children in the program. Questions ranged from: “Where do you eat lunch?” . . . “Who is higher – President Obama or you?” . . . to “how do you make laws?” These inquiries seemed to be questions that Tim has handled before. He obviously enjoys working with the children, helping them with their education and giving them the tools they need to become better citizens.
As a former 3rd grade teacher for over 30 years, Representative LeGeyt is no stranger to the classroom. He started teaching young children in the Canton Schools in 1977 and has been there since until becoming a state representative in 2008. He is always interested in helping children become the best learners that they are capable of being, and places a high importance upon the process of promoting caring and thoughtful citizens. Tim serves on the following legislative committees: Higher Education and Employment Advancement (Ranking Member), Education, and Public Health.
“The Salvation Army is an organization that provides so many different services to our state as well as our country. I was so pleased to be able to interact with the students and staff at the Right Place. There is such an air of optimism and involvement. I was so taken by the dedication of the staff to what they do at the Right Place. For these reasons and so many others the Salvation Army deserves our support. Let me encourage you to get involved and contact the regional office at (860) 702-0000 to learn how. Hopefully, I will see many of you at the Salvation Army’s upcoming annual Holiday Store in Avon this December,” said State Representative Tim LeGeyt.
Representative LeGeyt is no stranger to The Salvation Army. Republican lawmakers teamed up with Walmart Stores and The Salvation Army several years ago to help “Ring The Bell” for the Red Kettle Campaign at Christmastime. Walmart matched funds that were collected during the Representatives bell ringing and the donations were applied to local Salvation Army programs. Tim has also become a frequent volunteer and visitor to The Salvation Army’s WTIC 1080 Holiday Store. He can be seen greeting donors, speaking on-air and lifting gifts as they come in the door. Tim is another person that the Salvation Army has come to appreciate as a loyal supporter.