Namedropper 5/16/2018

May 16, 2018 GMT

DAR learns

to spin wool

Julie Trumbower Perry presented the “Spinning a Revolution” program during the Scranton City Daughters of the American Revolution 110th anniversary luncheon.

Perry described the life and activities on a 1769 American farm and demonstrated and instructed all present how to spin wool.

Abigail Fallenstein helped Perry show the attendees how to draft and spin wool with individual dowels.

Melanie Karcher, Cynthia Price, Helen Dippre, Barbara Frable, Ellen Clendenning, Susan D’Amato, Betty Bunnell, Michele Dembesky, Anne Gershey and Meg Venn and Sandra Goodwin of the Tunkannock DAR Chapter also attended the luncheon.

High notes

Girl Scouts from Troop 50605, including Emily Kamora, Savannah Worters, Brielle Miller, Amelia Palmer, Lily Burnett, Sophia Ristagno, Jenna Brazen and Sarah Brazen, earned a badge while also helping support Bread Basket of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s North Pocono Pantry.

The Scouts donated more than 23 boxes filled with cake mix, balloons, candles, napkins and plates to help celebrate a birthday. The boxes will be distributed to pantry recipients on their birthdays. They also toured the pantry site.

Super students

Lakeland students in Linda Stephens’ seventh- grade Research and Presentation class had an important mission to code directions for Parrot Spider drones and maneuver them through an obstacle course of hula hoops, pool noodles and crawl tunnels.

“We broke up into teams and had to brainstorm to troubleshoot problems when the drone went off course,” said student Taylor Grier. “We accidentally chopped some leaves off of Mrs. Stephens’ ferns, but we eventually got the drone through the course.”

The lesson was coordinated through Northeastern Intermediate Unit’s iCreate program.

Students Robert Mackrell, Matt Hunsinger, Joe Roback and Zack Janosky also participated in the program.