Images of Neighbors and Friends on display at Tannery Pond

Public reception 3/27/07 NORTH CREEK Last Nov. 7, election day, voters at the Wevertown Community Hall were greeted by students in Leslie Harrisons 10th grade English class from Johnsburg Central School carrying cameras and digital recorders. The students, participants in a national civic education project called The Face of Democracy, were interested in finding out what inspires voters to participate in the democratic process. The culmination of their effort, an exhibit called The Face of Democracy, is currently on display at the Tannery Pond Community Center gallery in North Creek. The exhibit features images and stories gathered by the students from the voters from the Township of Johnsburg that day. These are pictures of and stories from our neighbors and family and friends, said Sue Halpern, who organized the Face of Democracy nationally and, along with North River resident Woody Widlund, worked with Mrs. Harrisons class throughout October to prepare them for their day at the polls. Its remarkably interesting to learn what they think and what motives them, and its a good reminder about how important we all are to the democratic process, especially in a small town. The Face of Democracy students did a terrific job. The community is invited to a reception to view the work and to talk with the students who did it, on March 27th, at Tannery Pond, from 5pm-7pm. For more information contact: Sue Halpern, 802-388-3673

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