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Volunteers install new windows at Channel 3 Kids Camp

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Volunteers worked to install new windows at the Channel 3 Kids Camp on Tuesday (WFSB) Volunteers worked to install new windows at the Channel 3 Kids Camp on Tuesday (WFSB)
ANDOVER, CT (WFSB) -

It's the holiday season and things just got a little bit brighter at the Channel 3 Kids Camp, where volunteers from Lowe’s have set a high bar when it comes to lending a helping hand.

On Tuesday, the sounds of progress were heard at the camp in Andover, where the busy builders were working to make a difference.

The staff at the camp is overjoyed by yet another surprise donation and project from Lowe’s.

The company’s 'Be a Hero' mission statement was fulfilled as they donated their time, supplies and custom windows to replace the old, cracked and drafty 40-year-old windows in the camp dining hall.

"So, we're very, very grateful for everything that they've done,” said Susan Baroni-Schaeffer, of the Channel 3 Kids Camp.

"We're taking them all out and reframing them and putting some new energy efficient vinyl replacement windows in and all the materials are being donated by Lowe's,” said Lowe’s store Manager Patrick Roy.

The camp serves thousands of children from all over the state each year, and the home improvement store has already done so much work at the camp.

"But the largest and biggest gift that they gave to us was to help us serve more children by building two more cabins for us,” Baroni-Schaeffer said.

"Probably one of the most rewarding parts of my job is to give back into the community, I'm happy to work for Lowe's and happy to have the team that I have and it's even nicer to give back,” Roy said.

If you’re interested in helping the camp, check out the Holiday Light Fantasia in Hartford.

All of the proceeds from the two-mile spectacular of holiday lights in Goodwin Park benefit year-round programs at the camp.

Holiday Light Fantasia is open seven days a week through Jan. 1, and admission is $15 per car.

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