We were happy to end 2021 with our Holiday Family Day on Wednesday, December 29. This program included a variety of activities and crafts to celebrate the holiday season.
There were several types of ornaments for children to create and take home.
Children also decorated holiday cookies with icing and sprinkles to take home.
At our station for creating holiday cards, children and adults could create a card from scratch or mount a vintage holiday card on paper and decorate it. Some of these cards families took with them, and others were donated to Brookdale Senior Living.
At Hanna’s Tavern, visitors learned about 18th century holiday celebrations and decorations, warmed up by the fire, and could create a pomander ball with an orange adorned in cloves.
One special program we were pleased to offer a storytime program presented by the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Families heard a read-aloud of Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin, a true story of Itzhak Perlman, a child prodigy and Jewish immigrant who is considered one of the greatest violinists in history. Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra violinist and assistant concertmaster, Dena Miller, performed song excerpts to accompany the story.
Many thanks to Dena, WSO Executive Director Endy Reindl, and WSO Board Member Alice Kaylor for helping arrange this program!