I just wanted to extend a public thank you to two local institutions for their help with recent activities in the Hollywood community. First, to Chief Steven Stelter of the Brookfield Police Department, who allowed my husband and I to borrow a Kevlar vest and insert for a science day at Hollywood Elementary. The kids thoroughly enjoyed trying on the vest and learning what makes this material such good protection.

Second, thank you to floral shop Christopher Mark (located downtown Brookfield) for the flowers he donated for a discussion on pollinators at Hollywood’s Ecology Club meeting last month. That little addition to our meeting made the topic much clearer.

Martha Carlson