Article by Phoenix writer Ally Goldsmith ’20:
In the midst of the global pandemic, the Kellenberg community came together for its first-ever Flyby on Monday, April 20 to fill 30 cartons with non-perishable food items and to show thanks for the Marianist Community’s continuous prayers.
While following all social distancing guidelines and remaining in cars the entire time, hundreds of students, parents, and faculty members gathered in the parking lot across from the school with canned goods to be donated to Catholic Charities of Long Island.
Led by an ambulance with its sirens blaring, the Kelleberg families drove their blue and gold decorated cars single-file to the main campus where they were met by Bro. Kenneth Hoagland S.M., principal, and his dog, Beato. Additionally, other Brothers and faculty members were gathered six feet apart outside of the school to greet all those who drove by.
There were enormous black bins where the canned goods could be placed upon driving through the parking lot. At the curve, drivers were met by Fr. Tom Cardone, S.M., his dog, Goretti, and Fr. Daniel Griffin, S.M. They blessed the cars as they made their exit off of the property. This extraordinary fly by event filled all who participated with a feeling of hope.