Created 2-Nov-12
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Students at St. Bridget School in Manchester welcomed approximately 150 grandparents and special friends to their school for Grandparents Day on Oct. 22. The day’s activities began with a celebration of the Mass. The students then invited their guests to their classrooms, where a variety of activities took place. Students, grandparents and special guests enjoyed a grinder luncheon. Entertainment was provided by singer-guitarist, Chuck Oakes, who performed vintage folk, Irish and calypso music by artists such as the Kingston Trio, James Taylor, and Peter Paul and Mary. After lunch, students provided musical entertainment for their guests, including singing and band music. (Photos by Lenora Sumsky)
First grade student Janet Valenti,and her grandmother, Elaine Anderson.Paula MacPherson, aunt of Samantha Barisano; seventh grader Michael Jensen; Samantha; and, at far right, Elizabeth Barisano, Samantha's grandmother, create a device for the egg-drop contest.Father Stephen Sledesky, Pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Manchester, greets parents and friends who are about to have lunch during Grandparents' Day at the parish school.Gabriel Paldino, a first grade student at St. Bridget's in Manchester, and his grandmother, Maria Paldino.Jack McClintock, a kindergartner at St. Bridget School in Manchester, enjoys lunch with his grandfather, Neale McClintock. Also at the table were Grandmother Eileen Masterson and her husband, Richard.Grandmothers Denise Puffer, left, and Carmel Brown flank first-grade student Aidan Puffer, who is interviewing his grandmothers as part of a classroom activity for Grandparents' Day.Grandmother Joanne Vaughn and Aunt Valerie Vaughn help first-grader Chelsea complete an interview.Grandmother Joanne Vaughn and Aunt Valerie Vaughn help first-grader Chelsea complete an interview.Mara Vasil reads to her aunt, Mary Whaples, on left, and grandmother, Betty Kuehnel, as part of the Grandparents' Day activities at St. Bridget School, Manchester.Grandparents Linda and Bruce Nisbet watch granddaughter Hannah Young complete an interview form during Grandparents Day at St. Bridget School, Manchester.Linda Nisbet helps granddaughter Hannah Young complete an interview form during Grandparents Day at St. Bridget School, Manchester.

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