Thanks for enjoying street dance

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who attended the Street Dance, Saturday, May 22. The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Check out our Facebook page to view all of the pictures. The Brookfield Chamber is proud to provide events for the community, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Remember, keep your town in business by keeping your business in town!

Amy L. Weinert, treasurer
Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
First National Bank of Brookfield/Anytime Fun Store

Arts alive and well on local scene

In the last two weeks I had the privilege of attending two absolutely fabulous arts events in two of our local elementary schools.

On May 14 I saw the Brook Park School fifth-graders performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love directed by Mrs. Nadkarni and Mrs. St. Peter. From the greeters at the door of the “Brook Park Opera House” to the performers in the orchestra pit to the stage scenery and performers, there was so much pride and enthusiasm it was electrifying. The student audience was engaged, and the fifth-graders were learning by hands-on experience. I can’t wait for my grandchildren to reach fifth grade.

Then on May 28 I went to our neighborhood Hollywood Elementary School to see the unveiling of the outdoor sculpture the students had been working on. What a beautiful, whimsical piece it is, standing on the south yard in the rain garden.

The artist in residence, I only know her by “Sonata,” said that every student’s piece was included in this mosaic sculpture. There are no words to describe the joy and excitement expressed as parents and their children found their handiwork.

I know a lot of adult effort goes into making these opportunities available. Thank you one and all. Of course, I can’t begin to list all who deserve credit, I don’t even know who most of you are. I would be amiss to not acknowledge The Lyric Opera Education Department workshop and support for the Brook Park Program and my neighbor, Kierith Kurth, whom I know as a parent volunteer at Hollywood School, probably played a key role in shepherding the outdoor sculpture project through.

Thanks all of you who make these special opportunities available for our young people.

Sandra Baumgardner