Surprise By Mail

About a month ago, I received an email from one of our local second-grade teachers inquiring about the possibility of a field trip to our Y.  Each year, the second-graders work on a community unit, and it typically includes civil services such as the fire department and the police department.  This particular teacher has personally become involved with the Y over the last few years, participating in our O’Mazing Race with her co-workers and volunteering with our First Wave program.  This year, she thought it might be a good idea to branch out from the usual suspects in town for the community unit, and decided to include the library, our local food pantry, and the Wheeler Y!

With a bit of trepidation, I prepared a scavenger hunt of sorts incorporating a tour of the building with opportunities for questions.  I also enlisted Stacia’s help to engage the group in some fun, outdoor physical activity.  The buses arrived last Wednesday, laden down with 62 seven-year-old kids….they had a blast!!  Stacia and I so enjoyed our time with them, and clearly they did as well, as we received this hand-signed card in the mail yesterday.


Erica Donovan
Wheeler Regional Family YMCA

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