NHS Provides Valentine Babysitting Service

On Valentine’s Day, the National Honors Society hosted a babysitting service at the Manchester Community center. The service provided an opportunity for parents to get away and have a romantic evening, while raising money for NHS.

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Senior Anna Heffernan and junior Meghan Conway set up a table for arts and crafts. The volunteers arrived to the community service center an hour early to ensure that everything was set up correctly. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Senior Vanessa Kelly carries a basket full of arts and craft supplies into the building before the children arrive. All of the materials were brought by the NHS members and NHS advisor Maria Burgess. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Senior Rachel Daley makes a poster to display outside of the community service center to advertise the babysitting service. At the event there were various games and crafts for the children to create a fun environment. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Senior Landon Komichane explains to parents dropping off their kids what activities will be offered to their children and what time the children should be picked up. Parents had to fill out a form after dropping off their children to give necessary information. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Two children use markers supplied by NHS members to color pictures. Various crafts such as painting, paper machete, and coloring were offered. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Three boys play foosball on the upper level of the community center. All of the children intermingled and played together at the event. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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The community center was spacious enough for NHS to fit three tables, which allowed for lots of different craft stations. In addition to crafts, a movie was also shown later in the night. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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A boy colors in a picture drawn by an NHS member. Children at the event could play independently or play games in groups. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Sixth grader Spencer Meek plays the game “Apples to Apples” with a boy at the babysitting center. Snacks and drinks were also offered to the children supplied by NHS members and NHS advisor Maria Burgess. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Seniors Tatum Hofsman and Vanessa Kelly watch over younger girls as they color. The NHS members interacted with the children and played games. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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