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Buddy Benches installed at Baxter Elementary

Three Buddy Benches were dedicated Tuesday at Baxter Elementary School. The purpose of the Buddy Bench is to allow kids who are feeling lonely, down in the dumps or troubled with something at home or school to sit down, which in turn is a sign fo...

Three new Buddy Benches will be located around the school and are made possible by 22 third- and fourth-grade K-Kids and Terrific Kids. The benches will be used for students to make new friends and provide a place to have a conversation with other children. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Three new Buddy Benches will be located around the school and are made possible by 22 third- and fourth-grade K-Kids and Terrific Kids. The benches will be used for students to make new friends and provide a place to have a conversation with other children. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch

Three Buddy Benches were dedicated Tuesday at Baxter Elementary School.

The purpose of the Buddy Bench is to allow kids who are feeling lonely, down in the dumps or troubled with something at home or school to sit down, which in turn is a sign for others to console, talk or play with them.

The Buddy Benches at Baxter Elementary School are made possible by 22 third- and fourth-grade K-Kids and Terrific Kids. Advisers Jennifer Pederson and Cathy Wells of Baxter school, and Jean Collins and Mary Lastovich of Baxter Kiwanis Club offered guidance. Jason Rakauskas of Artisian Builders, with help from Annie and Will McDonald, donated labor and time to build the benches.

Related Topics: BAXTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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