Suffolk County Legislature’s Deputy Presiding Officer Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D-Setauket) will kick off Earth Day festivities with the K through 5 students of Terryville Elementary School on Tuesday, April 20th. The 1:30 PM school assembly will feature the Fifth District Legislator singing an earth-themed Merengue song that she wrote to promote green living. The Legislator, the daughter of the late Angel Viloria who emigrated from the Dominican Republic in the 1950’s and was the first recording artist to popularize the Merengue here in the U.S., will be joined by Assistant Superintendent Joseph Rella on the keyboard and students from the 5th Grade Chorus on stage as they highlight the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Legislator Viloria-Fisher will also present the students with the Green Thumb Challenge; a national competition launched by the Green Education Foundation. The Challenge calls on schools throughout the United States to be one of ten-thousand schools to plant a garden this year.