Pen Pals meet for play time

Jacobi Merritt (left), aids Springvale Assisted Living resident Marian Williams with her bingo card during a recent Pen Pal meeting between the senior housing residents and second graders from the Gilmore City-Bradgate School. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

“I think they like us,” said Delores Telford.
“I think it’s wonderful. It’s just great,” added Marian Williams.
The Springvale Assisted Living residents didn’t seem to mind the 80-plus year difference in ages.
The 7- and 8-year-olds in Annie Schreier’s second grade class at Gilmore City-Bradgate (GC-B) didn’t give it a thought either.
Young students and retirees who all averaged over the age of 90, had a bond. One built through a pen pal program started by Schreier, the second grade teacher at GC-B.
“The residents just love the little ones,” Springvale Senior Living Assisted Living Manager Tammy Kuehnast said.
Read more about the program in this week's Humboldt Independent, your trusted source for local news and sports.

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