Dakota Harvey of the Stafford Forest and Natural Resources Program worked alongside Stafford pre-schoolers Allie Powell and Maddyx Eastman to make kissing balls. The annual even brings teen mentors together with the youngsters. Parker Lamoureux, also a member of the forestry program, helped, too.
Rutland Preschoolers make the darndest things. Area high school students enrolled in Stafford Technical Center's Human Services and Forestry and Natural Resources Programs were pleasantly surprised that their young pre-school charges proved creative and diligent in designing Christmas decorations.
Each pre-schooler worked on a handcrafted Christmas “kissing balls” and other decorative items, including wreaths, which have become part of an annual event centered at the Stafford Technical Center’s solar-heated greenhouse.
The youngsters completed their festive objects to bring home and hang on the tree or place as a treasured gift in someone’s stocking.