A pen pal letter campaign brought the oldest and youngest generations together on Tuesday afternoon at the Door County Community Center. Eighteen Sturgeon Bay fourth-graders from Heidi Richard’s class at Sunrise School and twelve senior citizens who have been sending correspondence to each other for the past six months met face-to-face. Diane Evenson of Sturgeon Bay, a former school teacher, says letter writing is an important pastime that should go on forever.
Evenson’s pen pal Brayden says it was a fun learning experience.
The students had to guess which adult was their pen pal by clues given at the introduction on Tuesday. The pen pals then shared their letters again with an ice cream social before the fourth-graders returned to school.