Holiday party held for children of incarcerated parents

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BRENTWOOD -

The nonprofit Excellence in Success is making it their mission to give the children of incarcerated parents a happy holiday season. 

The group held its holiday party Saturday at the Brentwood Country Club where there was plenty of food, fun and gifts for children. 

President Alicia Figueras-Lambert says her work as an educator in the Nassau County Jail inspired her to host the party. 

"I worked for the jail for about 13 years and I always saw a void in the inmates' eyes of not being able to be with [their] children," said Figueras-Lambert. "That inspired me to do something positive for their kids because they didn't have a choice."

She says the annual celebration takes nearly a year of planning.

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