(Staff member Billie Parkins helps students with cowboy crafts during yesterday’s celebration.)
(Lander, Wyo.) – Yesterday Lights On in Lander, the after school program for elementary students, held its annual Celebration along with a dedication of its new space inside what was the North Elementary School building.
“This is a very special occasion in the history of Lights On in Lander,” Lights On Executive Director Amy Fulton said. “We have a new ‘Home on the Range!’ When Lights On began, the only space that was to be had for our after school programming was within the buildings and classrooms that were already used in the district, so we got very good at sharing over the years.”
She said now that the reorganization of the elementary school is complete, Lights On is “very fortunate” to use a portion of North.
“This building is a very special place, shared by students from the preschoolers at Head Start all the way through the high school students that attend Pathfinder each day,” Fulton said. “Along with these other organizations, Lights On is proud to call this building our new home.”
Included in yesterdays’ festivities were cowboy-oriented activities for the children, a proclamation by Mayor Mick Wolfe, the presentation of a flag donated by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, and a proclamation by Gov. Matt Mead.
(Click to enlarge. Joshua Scheer photos)