Missisquoi Community School wrapped up its successful 76th session
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.