SOMERS, N.Y.--The Primrose PTA celebrates the 45th anniversary of Holiday Happiness on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The annual event is the brainchild of Town Historian Doris Smith, also named a Woman of Distinction by the 40th New York State Senate District.

In 1972, there was one PTA for the entire school district, representing grades K-12. The PTA sponsored a district-wide event in December known as the Wing Ding, held at the high school (now Somers Middle School).

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The Wing Ding was set to be cancelled and, in that moment, Smith saw an opportunity to provide a fun event not just for the elementary school to raise money but for the community.

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