2018 LEGO contest benefits Whiting Library

CHESTER, Vt. – Exhibitors weren’t the only ones to win at the 2018 LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and held at the NewsBank Conference Center Saturday, March 17. The Whiting Library’s children section received a donation from the church from the event.

Jeanne Waldren, youth services librarian at the Whiting Library in Chester, holds a donation check from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in front of “The Jack House” exhibit. Photo provided.

“How terrific it is to be a part of St. Luke’s LEGO Contest each year! Whiting Library offers a hearty thank you for the gift of a portion of the proceeds from the contest to assist our Youth Services Department. LEGO building and creating has proven to benefit our kids developmentally. This contest assists in bringing forth the great talent and ingenuity of our young folks of this area. I hope that the contest grows and will bring more and more creations and inventive displays for years to come,” said Jeanne Waldren, youth services librarian.

Two of this year’s winning entries are presently on display at the Whiting Library the 6-foot 4-inch “Clock Tower” created by Colton Gaudettte, a fifth grader from Springfield; and “The Jack House,” a creation inspired by the tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk” and fabricated by Alexander Taylor, a pre-K student from Chester who is also part of the LEGO Club at the library.

The LEGO Club meets every Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the community room of the Whiting Library through May and will start up again on Aug. 27. All ages are welcome to build and rebuild with LEGO and DUPLO blocks and to share ideas and techniques.

For pictures from the 2018 LEGO exhibits, visit www.stlukesepiscopalvt.org. To receive email notice next year about the 2019 contest, please contact Lillian Willis at 802-875-1340 or lbwillisct@comcast.net.

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