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Elementary School Art Show Raises Money for Breakfast Program

Norma Collinson accepts proceeds of the Parrsboro Through the Eyes of Children Art Show, held Saturday at the Parrsboro Band Hall from the T-Shirtery's Ian Black, the the inspiration behind the art show, that raised money for the Parrsboro Regional Elementary School Breakfast Program.

PARRSBORO-What does Parrsboro look like through the eyes of children? Those who attended the Parrsboro Through the Eyes of Children art show on Saturday at the Parrsboro Band Hall found out first hand, supporting a good cause in the process.

“Some children don’t have any food before they come to school in the morning,”  stated Carolyn Henwood, a first-year Parrsboro Band Hall board member responsible for membership, “You don’t think about poverty, but it exists.”

No fewer than 130 Parrsboro Regional Elementary School students drew pictures that depicted what came to mind when they thought of Parrsboro. These pieces of art were displayed inside the Parrsboro Band Hall for public viewing on Saturday.

“The Parrsboro Band Hall (which is also utilized by the Ship’s Company Theatre) is trying to project into the community that the band hall can be used for other things besides bi-weekly film nights, band and choir practices,” said Henwood.

So what exactly does Parrsboro look like through the eyes of children? For some, Glooscap, Fundy Geological Museum and the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop come to mind. For other students, local lighthouses, Parrsboro Mansion, Ship’s Company Theatre, Parrsboro Golf course and the Parrsboro Lions’ Arena matter the most. Grade six students’ pictures were based on the theme “I Love Parrsboro.”

Each of the 130 elementary school artists received a t-shirt courtesy of the T-Shirtery’s Ian Black. “He was the source of inspiration for this project,” stated David Towns of the band hall. “He’s great for the community,” added Henwood.

Grade-by-grade contest winners include Emilie Wilson (grade primary); Ava Hecknell (grade 1); Conner C. (grade 2); Christopher Logan (grade 3); Haley Harrison (grade four); Madeline Doyle (grade 5) and James Redmond (grade 6).

On behalf of the Parrsboro Regional Elementary School breakfast program, Norma Collinson accepted the proceeds of the aforementioned art show from Ian Black.

Special thanks to Carolyn Henwood and Lori Lynch for hosting the hall event.



Organizations: Parrsboro Regional Elementary School, Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop

Geographic location: PARRSBORO

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  • Norma Collinson
    June 09, 2013 - 18:52

    Just noticed another Sp error...Madeleine[Grade 5 winner] and the Grade 2 winner's full name is Conner Cox. Thanks..N

  • Collinson Norma
    June 09, 2013 - 18:28

    Hi There: Thanks for much for the wonderful coverage of this unique event and for Ian's vision. We were thrilled to participate and the students at Parrsboro Regional Elementary were the winners...hands down...awesome "one of a kind t-shirts" and monetary support for our daily Breakfast Programme. Sincere thanks to The Hall for hosting and to all supporters who visited the view "Parrsboro Through The Eyes of Our Children"! [ Some errors noted...spelling of Ava Flecknell; as well there were no less than 150 students participating: students as well as staff received T Shirts!]...just thought you might like me to let you know rather than someone else! Thanks...N