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Grandparents Day and Community Cookout

Grandparents Day and Community Cookout

SWANNANOA, NC – ArtSpace’s inaugural Grandparents Day and 2nd annual Fall Community Cookout were met with great enthusiasm on September 11, 2015.  Over 140 Grandparents showed up for the day.  Grandparents were treated to lunch with their students, a tour of the school and an “expert panel” of ArtSpace students.  “The response was overwhelming!  It was wonderful to have the children’s extended family in the school,” said Ms. Lori Cozzi, the school’s Executive Director.

Grandparents participate in hands-on activities in Ms. Claire's first grade.

Grandparents participate in hands-on activities in Ms. Claire’s first grade.

After the Grandparents Day festivities concluded, the school hosted its 2nd annual Fall Community Cookout.  Hundreds of ArtSpace students, teachers, parents and staff crowded the field over the course of the the three hour event.  Hundreds of hot dogs were gobbled while families got to know each other and children played on the field.  

Grandparents gather for an "expert panel."

Grandparents gather for an “expert panel.”

The day also marked the opening of the 2nd ACT ArtSpace Community Thrift Store!  The store is now up and running:  Wednesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM.  The store is accepting donations and is looking for volunteers.

Community members gather in the shade for the cookout.

Community members gather in the shade for the cookout.