Art Club members at Pulaski Street Elementary School have donated 10 refurbished guitars to the Riverhead Free Library to loan to students in need of an instrument.
This is not the first time that Pulaski Street students have reconditioned and donated guitars under the direction of art teacher Robert Fallot. In the past, the club has rehabilitated guitars for children in Puerto Rico, California, Texas, Florida and Kabul, Afghanistan.
The less-than-perfect guitars are brought back to life through weeks of tedious work as students restring, add screws and nuts, and paint. The program is made possible through donations from the Pulaski Street PTO, Riverhead Rotary Club, D’Addario Music Company in Melville, Spirit of Harmony Foundation and Freecycle.org.