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Our Greatest Resource Our Elders

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Our Greatest Resource Our Elders
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10/14/2019 4:26:54 PM
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Bailey Library
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Misc Documents
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Misc Documents
Bailey Library
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In 1999 an Americorp volunteer Gwen McGrath and Kevin O'Connor of the Rutland Herald worked with staff and students at Clarendon Elementary School on a project about the importance of using our elders as a resource. 

At the link above you can find the stories written by the students as follows:

- Introduction by Gwen McGrath, Americorp Member
- Mrs. Jean Pinkowski by Amanda Murray (Jean was Janina (Jagodzinski) Pinkowski 1917 - 2011)
- Mrs. King by Leila Hancsarik
- Helen Vignoe by H. Seward (Helen was Helen (McQuaide) Vignoe 1919 - 2003)
- The Life of Earl Ayre by Haejin Lim
- Mrs. Holden by H. Seward (Mrs. Holden was Helen (Grupe) Holden 1918 - 2008)
- The Life of Robert Wayne King by Amy Thomas
- Mrs. Holden by C. Chadburn (Mrs. Holden was Helen (Grupe) Holden 1918 - 2008)
- Mr. and Mrs. Chapin by Jenn Wright (Mrs. Chapin was Sylvia (Ballard) Chapin 1936 - 2009)
- Mrs. Houghton by C. Chadburn
- Mrs. Holden by Amanda Murray (Mrs. Holden was Helen (Grupe) Holden 1918 - 2008)
- Farming by Calista Bromley
- Carol by Alexis Pratt

Below are several photos taken during the project.  In sequence:

- Gwen McGrath, Kevin O'Connor and students
- Diane Chartrand (the librarian) and Gwen
- Kevin, Gwen and students working on the project
- Gwen talking to students and volunteers
- Gwen, students and volunteers
- Jean Pinkowski and student

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