It was a morning of creativity for Tanya Reid and her team of volunteers as they changed the Storybook Walk signage on Oct. 12 at Brown Drive Park. They hung gnome doors created by La Rosa Gardens seniors and one fashioned by volunteer Pat MacFarlane. The book being featured is Giant Pants.
Reid, who leads the Adventures in Literacy Program at Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, said “it’s the first time we’ve done something like this and I expect it will be exciting for the children, teachers and families who set out weekly to enjoy the book.”
She reached out to Jen Gendron, activity coordinator at La Rosa Gardens, to launch the gnome door project. The seniors enthusiastically participated.
Because of the pandemic the seniors and children about to enjoy the Giant Pants Storybook Walk, with the gnome doors hanging high off the trees in the Brown Drive Park forest, could not see the joy in each other’s eyes.