Young students at Summit View Elementary School went from booth to booth in the gym learning about rocks, clocks, fans, fingerprints and model trains Wednesday morning. Joining them were members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Waukesha County to interact with the children in the Intergenerational Folk Art Fair.
From the Interfaith Senior Programs' news release:
An RSVP Folk Art Fair is an all–day event that brings together young and old to share our country’s cultural heritage. Students have opportunities to learn from senior adults about diverse topics such as vintage tools, mechanical banks, leather craft, clocks, kaleidoscopes, old-fashioned puzzles, papermaking, the language of the fan, thumbprint art, and musical instruments. Many of the more than two dozen presentations offer projects that the children can make and take home. In addition, there will be storytelling, old–time radio, and ventriloquism. Forty-five RSVP volunteers will participate in this fair.
... RSVP, a program of Interfaith Senior Programs, Inc., presents Folk Art Fairs as a service to the elementary schools of Waukesha County. Sponsorships and in–kind donations are always welcome. Anyone who might like to be an exhibitor or who wishes to support the Folk Art Fairs in any way should contact Sue Galkowski at 262-522-2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org