South Glens Falls teacher gets surprise birthday parade

Chris Rooney
Created: March 31, 2020 03:06 PM

Laura Henzel received plenty of warm birthday wishes from friends and co-workers, despite the social distancing we’re all learning to live with.

Henzel is a second-grade teacher at Tanglewood Elementary School in South Glens Falls. Like many people, she’s working from home and was getting ready for an online meeting when a friend dropped off a cake for her birthday at the edge of her driveway.


When Henzel went out to pick up the cake, she was met with a parade of cars full of people waving and honking their horns for her birthday. Some even got out to leave treats at the end of her driveway -- including toilet paper, rubber gloves, and hand sanitizer.

Henzel says it warned her heart to see how a community can come together to spread some good cheer.

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