Reading in the Schools with a tail twist: On October 2, Dawn Law (in the Lion costume) and Christine Woodland represented the Lions during Mystery Reader Day in the Kindergarten classrooms at Moultonborough Central School. I am not sure who had more fun — the readers or the children who were fascinated by the lion.
We also found out that we received an award for First Place Adopt a Spot for our work on upper Sutherland Park. Pete went to the Selectmen’s meeting to receive the award …
We think the Police and Fire Scarecrows were the clinchers — so thanks to Sarah and Chris. But also thanks to all the other members of the committee who weeded, watered and planted the area!
Our dinner meeting on the 19th was quite exciting. CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE came to give us a wonderful and informative presentation. Starting with being fostered by volunteers and their families, these dogs, as early as 9 weeks old are socialized in all sorts of environments. When ready, they are sent to Long Island, New York for very specific training. The last two weeks of this training is done with the new owner of the dog. These specific dogs — Labs, Golden Retrievers or a mix of the two — are not sight dogs for the blind. Instead they are skilled companions or service dogs for adults or children with disabilities. The largest dog pictured below with his owner can fetch the phone or many other items, turn the lights on and off, and even pull the wheelchair. Other dogs are facility dogs, dogs who help with PTSD owners, and dogs who assist the deaf. For more information go online at http://www.cci.org.