Mis­sisquoi Com­mu­nity School wrapped up its suc­cess­ful 76th ses­sion

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY - By Louise Smith

On Thurs­day, Nov. 29, the fi­nal ses­sion of the ten week term of the Mis­sisquoi Com­mu­nity School ended with an evening of shar­ing and be­ing to­gether.

Ev­ery year over 200 peo­ple come out on Thurs­day evenings to take cour­ses at Com­mu­nity School in the fall. The cour­ses only cost $10 for the whole ten weeks! Next year the price is go­ing up to $15 but that makes it just $1.50 per week. All the teach­ers are vol­un­teers. The money goes to­wards pay­ing in­sur­ance and jan­i­to­rial ser­vices and for putting on a re­cep­tion for the fi­nal evening.

This year, on the fi­nal night, quilts, pho­tog­ra­phy, acrylic paint­ings, chair­can­ing projects, knit­ting and cro­chet­ing, astron­omy dis­plays, stained glass, cre­ative writ­ing, stuffed an­i­mals and other projects were mounted on the walls of the gym. Some classes, like Bridge, lo­cal his­tory, and world his­tory, and Health Mat­ters, did not have dis­plays. A few classes per­formed. The gui­tar class played four songs.

The ex­er­cise to Desert Heat class put on a demon­stra­tion. The line danc­ing class did a few num­bers. The French and English con­ver­sa­tion group sang a few songs. Two mem­bers of the cre­ative writ­ing class read out some of their com­po­si­tions. And in be­tween, door prizes were drawn. To fin­ish the evening, sand­wiches and desserts were avail­able in the cafe­te­ria. The ten weeks went by quickly. Next Au­gust, look on line to see what cour­ses will be avail­able. Fly­ers are avail­able at Brome Fair and at the school of­fice in late Au­gust and early Septem­ber. The Mis­sisquoi Com­mu­nity School is one of the old­est com­mu­nity schools through­out the whole province. There are many good rea­sons why it has been able to con­tinue this long.

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