Reprinted by permission of the Granite State News

Press Release by Melody Madzar. Published in the Granite State News September 10, 2020.

Enter through the front door of The Children's Center building and walk straight forward into the upstairs hallway. Soon you'll discover the first classroom on the right and welcoming you will be a giant, friendly-looking, cardboard-cutout brown bear. If it is autumn and apple-picking season, the bear will be donning a chef's hat with a freshly baked pie in his right paw and holding a basket of just-picked apples with his left. And if you look close enough, there will be a child's name tagged on each apple in the basket. If it is spring, the friendly bear will be holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers made from construction paper. Again, every flower will name a different child. As of recently, the bear has been wearing a mask over his bear nose and mouth while holding a sign that reads, "Spread love, not germs."

PAULA MORRILL RETIRES FROM CHILDREN'S CENTER

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