Happy National Teachers Day!!!

The Hudson Valley and greater Danbury Connecticut area is beyond lucky to have so many talented and genuinely caring teachers teaching our kids. If you think about how challenging the last year has been for almost all of us, one job that has had to adjust more than any is teaching.

With that in mind all of here at the Wolf wanted to do something special for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and that's where sending "teachers to church" was born! We asked everyone listening to the Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show to nominate a teacher in their life that would like to see Eric Church at Madison Square Garden in New York City in May of 2022.

Here are just a few of the nominations we got today...Nikki texted us from Pleasant Valley, "My name is Nicole and this year Marks 25 years teaching at Mid Hudson Valley Early Education Center at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital." Allison and Madison texted us that, "We'd would like to nominate our mom Margaret FCS teacher from Lagrange Middle school to go to church." Ree texted us, "Hi, I would like to nominate my son's 2nd grade teacher, Andrew at Pine Bush Elementary (PBE). Thanking him for all his hard work, commitment and treating each student special."

John in Bloomingburg texted, "I would like to nominate my wife Crisseda Besson she is a FCS teacher at Chester Academy." Jill in Hyde Park texted, "Alexa is a first grade teacher at Pine Grove Elementary." Jeanne in Carmel texted, " I Nominate Ana M for Eric church tickets. She's a teacher in Yorktown school district at Mohansic school."

When I say we were overwhelmed by the amount of nominations that we got today, over 700 in 3 hours, we couldn't believe it!! We wish we could give each teacher a ticket to see Eric Church at MSG but we only had one pair for the day and those tickets went to Jessica, who was nominated by her mom Joann. Jessica is a second grade teacher at Sargent Elementary School in Beacon. We hope she has a great time at the concert.

Thank you again to all the teachers in our area!! Happy National Teachers Day!!!

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