PENNINGTON: Local nursery school met local community members

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To the editor:, On Thursday, April 27, students from Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School’s three and four year-old classes were led across Main Street by members of the HVCHS band and Officer Thomas to meet the shopkeepers and community helpers who serve Pennington., This is the sixth year of Busytown, and it has become a beloved annual tradition for the preschoolers and kindergartners in the town. From the mayor, firefighters, EMTs, public works employees, and police, to the bank personnel, pizza maker, librarian, farmer, veterinarian, UPS driver, doctor, dancer, and store owners, each person made the children feel special and cared about as they shared the important work that keeps Pennington a vibrant and busy town. One of best parts of the experience was that every place we visited displayed books that complemented the specific presentation., Thank you to Kristin Tunkel for coordinating this event with us, the Pennington Public Library, the many volunteers who kept things running smoothly, and to all the community helpers and business owners who gave up part of their day to make Busytown possible. Special thanks to Cindy Persichilli, who conceived of the idea in 2012 and has shepherded since then. We are blessed to live in a caring community surrounded by people who treasure our children., Hope Anderson, Director of the Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School