MOVE, WISE Students are Volunteer Pumpkin Artists
On Friday, October 26,students from the MOVE and WISE programs participated in the Annual Harvest Festival held at the Boys & Girls Club on Asylum Hill in Hartford. MOVE and WISE volunteers brought fifty pumpkins with paints in all colors of the rainbow, as well as apple cider and munchkin donuts for the children to enjoy.
Six and seven-year-old children poured into the art room with smiles that brightened the room. The MOVE and WISE volunteers were at first fearful of these vibrant kids and worried that their own artist skills would not be up to par. Children piled into the room, where they picked their pumpkins. The volunteers helped the children bring the pumpkins to life. Some kids had their own ideas of what a pumpkin face should like, while others needed a little more guidance.
Paint was flying everywhere, laughter filled the room, little Picassos were born, friendships were formed and adults let their inner child free. The MOVE and WISE students look forward to taking part in the festival as annual volunteers.