This was a short week at the Roost with the Thanksgiving holiday, but variety prevailed. One highlight was the delivery of a matching funds check from Modern Woodmen of America Tember Beckett, Chapter 1115. This contribution is in conjunction with the Roost’s pumpkin patch fundraising project. That support is appreciated in that it aids in the continued operation of the Roost to provide opportunities for area K-6 kids during out-of- school time hours.
Another valued gift was the receipt of the Love Ribbon Grant provided by the Dakotas Conference United Methodist Women. This organization works to provide aid to numerous children’s projects throughout the Dakotas and the Roost was a selected recipient. These funds are designated for the purchase of healthy foods for snack time.
Decorating at the court house was completed with “Seussville” being very colorful and whimsical. Several recognizable Dr. Seuss books were highlighted – The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hatches the Egg, etc. Following the labor of assembling the decorations the kids walked to Rexall for an ice cream treat before returning to the Roost.
The Roost is in the process of going from quite messy with boxes, lights, and Christmas decorations spread out, to a more organized area. Kids are working to construct a fireplace to add to the holiday ambiance in the Roost. Other projects include making decorations for the tree in the Roost as well as others� for the tree that will go in the armory entrance to greet visitors.
The 2 p.m. school dismissal the day before Thanksgiving enabled the kids to have some extra time before going home. The crew walked to the police station where Officer Ames provided information and new experiences for the kids. Then they headed downtown for a tasty treat followed by a stop at the Hand County Library for a story.
Information about the K-6 out-of-school time program is available by calling 853-0180 weekday afternoons.
AHHH – the job is finished! Roost kids feel a sense of accomplishment after completing the decorating of the banisters and first landing at the court house. Front row, Arielle Miner, Jon Anderson; second row, Colby Harrell, Sara Jessen, Aaron Castonguay, Carson Miner; third row, Kael Ruhnke, Sydney Jessen, Kaia Heilman, Abby Breitling. Back row, aide Shelby Lingscheit and volunteer Camden Breitling.
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THE RUSTLER ROOST out-of-school time program received $1,500 in matching funds from Modern Woodmen of America, Tember Beckett, Chapter 1115. This project was in conjunction with the Roost’s pumpkin patch fundraising effort. Pictured are, front l to r, Jesse Hughes, Paige Weyand, Ellie Gates, Jon Anderson, Abby Boomsma. Second row, Cora Peterson, Cassi VanDerWerff, Logan Peterson, Colby Harrell, Mackenzie Kopecky, Sara Jessen, Davin Bossert. Back row, Garrett Neyens, Kaden Koster, Dayken Bossert, Sydney Jessen, Callie Schlechter, Tyler Hartmann and Preslie Russell.