The Institute launches new series of StoryWalk® Sundays

Kallie and Kaine Unger enjoyed the grand opening of the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Recreation Area last month. SUBMITTED PHOTO

WAYNESBORO—Area families are invited to attend the first in The Institute’s new series of StoryWalk® Sundays adventures for kids on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area. 

The stories posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of the month.

Kids will enjoy a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and warm up with a campfire and yummy s’mores!

The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. To register, email to: [email protected] or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 15 participants. 

Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.

For November, the storybook is “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson. 

“This beautifully illustrated book is a heartwarming celebration of family and friendship, and perfect for the season of thanksgiving,” said Pam Rowland, The Institute’s education director. 

On December 12, StoryWalk Sunday features “The Animals’ Santa” by Jan Brett. January’s book is The Mitten, also by Jan Brett.

Pine Hill’s StoryWalk® trail, an Institute project, was funded in part by Summit Endowment, Marge Kiersz and Rouzerville Business Association, with in-kind support from Washington Township, Hopewell Manufacturing, Waynesboro Area School 

District “Be the Village,” and Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library.

Additional support is from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation, Alma W. Oyer, APX Enclosures, Inc., and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township

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The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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