"Bridging the Generations" - a Public Celebration
by Nancy Davis
The Western Mountains Senior College celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. We received a Chamber of Commerce commemoration last spring, the member dinner in September was a huge success, and we were trying out options for the public celebration we had targeted for this spring. Our ho-hum ideas finally coalesced into a very exciting project. Bridging the Generations - or What do your grandparents do all day? was held on May 2 in the community’s high school cafeteria.
The concept for this community event derived from two projects, both successful collaborations for the past several years. For the third annual combined art project, our students and the advanced middle school art class exchanged beginning art pieces and finished each other’s illustrations. This summer the middle school garden project will, for the fourth year, benefit from a highly organized summer program of WMSC “Garden Masters” and local businesses.
|Bethel Senior Citizens display designed by Telstar Middle School students.|
|The food, prepared by seniors and students. Not surprisingly, none was left!|
|Lego robotics team demonstrating their project.|
|Telstar Interact students introducing volunteer day.|
|Roberta Taylor and student thespian from The Eddy Middle School.|
|The audience at the May 2 celebration.|
For more information about Western Mountains Senior College visit our website at http://sad44.maineadulted.org/western_mountains_senior_college