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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2014

Brighton Bear Cub Club ends the year with celebration

Apr 24, 2014
Photo by: Washington County Extension Brighton Bear Cub Club members used their creative minds playing with and arranging tangrams into animals, people, and fun shapes. Working together following tangram diagrams are Ashley Weir, daughter of Amy Lester; Amber Hesseltine, daughter of Mike and Jacque Hesseltine; Lesli Lloyd, daughter of Pearl Lloyd; and Elliot Wentz, son of Albert and Stacy Wentz.

The Brighton Bear Cub Club met for its last after school session of the year for a mix of safety and creativity. The main objective of the day was to celebrate the past year together. Youth selected pictures to take home as keepsakes and wrote thank-you letters to Brighton City Council and Brighton Horizons for helping make the program possible. Brighton Bear Cub Club was delivered by Washington County Extension and Outreach.

The group also talked about home-alone safety in preparation for the summer season. They completed a poison look-alike challenge. They were given 10 pairs of jars; one jar had a poisonous substance and one had a food/drink, and they were challenged to see if they could tell the difference just by looking. Tums look like Sweet Tarts. Red hots look like cold medicine. Pancake syrup looks like motor oil. Rubbing alcohol looks like water. They know it’s important not to eat or drink things that are not labeled and if taking care of a little one to keep those items out of reach. This poison look-alike kit is available for checkout from the extension office.

Brighton City Council will be hosting a free Brighton Summer Rec Week July 21-25 for Brighton youth ages kindergarten through fourth grade. Older youth are welcome to come and assist in the fun. Washington County Extension and Outreach will be delivering these five days of summer rec. Information on this summer youth opportunity will be sent home through the schools early in May. For more information contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.

 

 

 

(CUTLINE): Brighton Bear Cub Club members used their creative minds playing with and arranging tangrams into animals, people, and fun shapes. Working together following tangram diagrams are Ashley Weir, daughter of Amy Lester; Amber Hesseltine, daughter of Mike and Jacque Hesseltine; Lesli Lloyd, daughter of Pearl Lloyd; and Elliot Wentz, son of Albert and Stacy Wentz.

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