For the past 16 years, [97 year-old Vivian] Bailey has led a fundraising effort to help Running Brook Elementary School fulfill its "wish list" for students. Part of that wish list includes funding field trips for the school children, something Bailey finds particularly important.This year the students took a field trip to Washington, D.C. and they invited Ms. Bailey to go along...her first field trip ever! It included a tour of the White House.
"I've been very insistent on trying to make sure our kids get field trips," Bailey said. "I want our children whose parents are certainly not wealthy to have those opportunities."...
Bailey, who does not have any biological children, said she considers the children at Running Brook Elementary as her own.
"When people ask how many children I have, I try to keep my face straight. I have over 300!" she said.
And then this happened.