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Activities at the Roost this week had a central theme. We were asked if we would like to make some things to be added to “goodie boxes” to be sent to South Dakota National Guard personnel in Afghanistan. The answer was a definitive “Yes!” Small sized candy bars were wrapped in brown paper with reindeer features added (googly eyes, antlers, a ribbon bow, and of course, a big red nose). Kids drew pictures on 4”x5” pieces of acetate that when heated shrink to about 1-1/2” x 2”. With holes punched in them key rings were added. Now there will be snowmen and other reminders of SD for the soldiers. On red cardstock a patriotic picture was stamped along with an encouraging verse. A star punched from blue paper was affixed. This card front was mounted on white cardstock and the kids drew an original picture on the back. Hopefully these things will bring a smile to the faces of those so far from home. We appreciate that a Roost parent who is also in the Guards brought this opportunity to the Roost. It provided a good prompt for conversation about thinking of and doing for others.
Roost “seniors” spread a bit of cheer at the courthouse during Christmas on the Prairie. Dressed as the Seuss Cat in the Hat two sixth-grade girls greeted visitors, passed out treats and even joined in the singing of Christmas songs with Brian Bergeleen.
For information relating to the out-of-school time program call the Roost at 853-0180 weekday afternoons.