Smiles were on many faces at the Dixville Foundation’s drop-in centre on Saturday morning as a first group of participants put paint to canvas. The painting activity was the first big group activity of the year with participants and educators all excited to host them once again.
Virginia Jackson, a regular to the centre since 2003, was happy to be back doing group activities in person.
“I love it, it’s nice to get out of the house and spend time with friends,” she said, describing the group activity as a wonderful change of pace. She would much rather enjoy the moment painting than be at home. A common sentiment among the dozen or so participants who made their way through the Saturday rain to take part in the activity. Allyson Masse also shared her love for the activity, saying, “We do this a lot at school, so I love painting.”
Though everyone is glad to be back, the pandemic has unfortunately changed many aspects of how the centre operates.
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