Updated – A celebration of generations was on tap for the Grade 5 students at Beaver Valley Community School and their families on June 16.
The class, taught by Jackie Gough, held its fifth Grandparents Tea and Luncheon during the afternoon at the Blue Mountain Community Church, with more than 50 people attending.
“They’ve come here from all over to join their families and the children,” she said. “The students are putting on the spread, there’s going to be a talent show, and they’ve provided the artwork.”
Three, and in one case four generations of families were in attendance, which Gough noted was remarkable.
“That’s pretty rare these days, and we just wanted to make a formal recognition and honour this group of people, who are really quite vital in our children’s lives.”
Diana and John Bailey were among those in attendance, along with their grandson Daniel Blanchard.
“We love it,” John said. “This is the first time we’ve been to this event, and it’s a great chance to spend some time with Daniel. It’s a good opportunity for us.”
Evelyn Parks, the great-grandmother in the four generations present for the event, called it “marvelous.”
Dawn Parks, representing the third generation, said she was also impressed with the event.
“It’s a lot of work,” she added.