Fourth of July Fun

Our house is right where the annual Fourth of July parade comes around to start the parade on Main Street, so our yard has a perfect view.  Look at all our friends watching with us!  It was so happy!  (Can you spot Mrs. Shedd?)

Living in a small town is such a treat.  Our town parties from the pancake breakfast in the morning until the fireworks at night, and it is perfect.

My favorite float after teaching fourth grade NH history for so many years.

My wonderful pastor and his wife (on the ends in row one and two) being spectacular in the Kearsarge Community Band.

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Loony Days

One of my favorite summer blessings is my sunrise swim.  This year at least one of my bird friends has joined me each time so far–a Canada goose family, the blue heron, or the loons.  (Loon photos courtesy of Donna Baker-Hartwell and the Highland Lake Protective Association because they only come around to feed after I’m IN the water so I have no camera.) 

(one day old)

(one week old at “my” beach)

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Summer Fun First!

Hi everyone!
I am in the Chicago area for a conference – yes, even principals go to classes!…and on top of that during the summer! I am also able to enjoy a few special vacation days too!

I was very excited to take my niece for her first time to Wrigley Field for her first Cubs game! Although she is not a baseball fan she had a lot of fun and asked a lot of good questions and now understands a lot more about the game, the Cubs, and why her Aunt Debbie loves❤️ the Cubbies so much!!! And a big bonus was the Cubs first batter hit a home run ⚾️ and the Cubs won!!! You know what that means!? We got to sing 🎶 Go Cubs Go with 41,000 other fans!!! Hey Chicago – and my MVCS family – what da ya say…the Cubs are gonna win today! Go Cubs Go!!!
Here are a few pictures until I get to show you more in the future!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Love, Miss Hellickson

Compassion Experience

The Compassion Experience is coming to Riverbank Church this weekend, and it would be a wonderful thing to do with your family!  I’ll be volunteering on Friday from 4:00-8:30, and it would make my day to see some of my dear students.  I miss everyone already!

Here is some information about the Compassion Experience as well as a link for signing up, although you can drop by anytime as well.

The Compassion Experience:

Interactive exhibit for ages 5 and above

Take your kids on a unique adventure to the developing world—without leaving home! Through the Compassion Experience’s 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, you will step inside the daily life of a real Compassion-sponsored child and be guided by that child (through the use of an iPod and headset) on his or her journey from poverty to hope. This educational and fun family activity is coming to a city near you soon.

June 23-26 at Riverbank Church in White River Junction, Vermont

Other Compassion family activity ideas