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Youth Involvement In Potter


June 20, 2019

Daria Anderson-Faden/The Observer

YIP campers along, with Jennifer Thomas (left) and adult helper Sarah Deeds (center), work diligently on the flag mural that will be displayed outside. They had been saving plastic caps for the entire year for this project.

On the first day of YIP camp, five-year old Potter resident, Emeri Reeve declared "This is so much fun." Emeri and 21 other K-6th graders were picking up trash in Potter. YIP is Youth Involved in Potter, the three day camp is in it's fourth year.

YIP is the brainchild of Peg Musil, along with Jennifer Thomas. Peg said she first considered the idea a few years ago and knew she needed help and grabbed Jennifer for the art aspect. Peg said the intent was to "teach them about community involvement. It is good to get kids involved so then they are proud of their town and when they get older and...

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