By SAMANTHA MCDONNELL
OBSERVER Staff Writer
Handmade gifts for Mother's Day are well appreciated, often being called a treasure. Local children were given an opportunity to give their mothers a treasure of a gift by making a potted flower Saturday morning.
OBSERVER Photo by Samantha McDonnell
Jack, age 7, (right) and Sam, age 5, (left) color flowers for a Mother’s Day craft at the Dunkirk Free Library Saturday.
The craft was sponsored by the Dunkirk Free Library and is held annually for Mother's Day to give a chance for children to make a special craft for the occasion. According to Pam Czarniak, children's room coordinator, about 20 children came to color paper flowers and place them in miniature pots.
"It was a good turnout," Czarniak said. "The (colder) weather may have affected the turnout."
Lisa Aggen brought her son Brandon Grzesiak, age 4, to the event to spend time together. Aggen said she and her son have never missed an event at the library.
"It's a time to bond with him," she said. "We love the library."
Another parent, Melissa Zastrow brought her daughters Christina, age 5, and Luvlee, age 4. Zastrow said she and her daughters come to all the activities hosted by the library. Christina said she enjoys the "Pinkalicious" books while Luvlee enjoys the Olivia the Pig book series.
"They do a great job for the kids," Zastrow said.
Isaac, 12, and his sister, Kamaron, 10, came with their mom to make flowers for Mother's Day. Their mother enjoyed receiving the handmade gift saying it was the best type of gift to receive. The library will host a Father's Day craft on Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. The summer reading program will start July 1.
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