As part of The Garden Club of Long Beach Island’s intergenerational program, Beach Haven School students worked side by side with garden club members and guests of each child’s choice last Thursday to create a floral arrangement for the Thanksgiving holiday.
|Photo via Garden Club of LBI|
Beach Haven School students proudly
display their floral arragements.
“Children, together with their invited guests, took pause from their schedules to commune with nature and create beautiful flower arrangements. The Beach Haven Elementary School was the site of budding florists,” said Lois Perry, who chairs the LBI Garden Club’s intergenerational program.
Forty-one children in preschool through third grade engaged in the “delightful activity that brought lots of smiles,” Perry said. The students worked together with a large group of parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators as well as garden club members.
“Every arrangement was unique and will be a beautiful contribution to the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Perry.
The activity helped “promote interaction of many age levels in the creation and appreciation of nature as it relates to individual floral arrangements,” she added.
— Kelley Anne Essinger
This article was published in The SandPaper.