Students and staff took time out recently to show their appreciation to volunteers who coach, tutor and teach at the Tomorrow Center in Cardington.
Community Liaison, Susie Sexton introduced the staff and recognized board members, advisory committee and special groups.
The Drum Circle led by Warren Hyer entertained the gathering with a presentation of how drums can give a sense of excitement and enthusiasm as well as peace and relaxation. The group is very enthusiastic about the art of drumming and is made up of students, instructors and volunteers.
One special group receiving recognition was Edison United Methodist Women. They began volunteering with the Art Elders when the Tomorrow Center was at the Edison School. Other groups who volunteer are the Gleaners, Cornerstone Alliance Church, Bryn Zion Baptist and Lubrication Specialties Inc.
Long-term volunteers who received acknowledgment included James Anderson, Carri Jagger, Morgan Alshire, Jill Grubb and Amber Schrader. Those who helped in the drumming presentation were: Judy Graham, Linda Ruehrmund, Pat Maxwell and Debra Warren.
Coaches receiving recognition were Jessica Anderson, Jason Rice, Joe Sumner, and Jodi Hayes who coached cheerleading. Parents and Care Givers who volunteer or help were also given a special thank you gift.
Instructor for Art programs, Debra Fink Bachelder, thanked Art Elders for their many hours working with students in art programs.
The Tomorrow Center is an alternative, open enrollment community school, serving grades 6-12 in Cardington.