To celebrate this 25th anniversary, the preschool is inviting all past students and families to share in this special day.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the public is invited to attend services at 8 or 10:10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. South Dakota Expressions from Sioux Falls will be the highlight of each service that day.
Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service, everyone is invited to join in the potluck meal. An open house will be from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.. This will be a wonderful time to visit the preschool and to share great memories you may have.
Many families have played a part in the preschool, whether by attending the preschool or being one of the first board members. It is estimated that over 370 children from Vermillion and surrounding area have attended the preschool over the past 25 years.
The preschool is located at 816 East Clark and is staffed by Cindy Knutson, director/teacher, who has been with the preschool 14 years, and Cristi McClelland, teacher assistant, who has been employed with the preschool five years.
Past directors and staff members are Marcia Barkmeier, JoEllen Brown, Marge Sorensen, Lori Obr, Betty Johnson, Diane Lowery and Solveig Korte.
To highlight the anniversary, the preschool is compiling recipes to be put in a 25th anniversary cookbook. If you attend the potluck, please bring a recipe to accompany the dish that you share. The recipe will be put in the cookbook. The last day to submit recipes is Sunday, Sept. 30.
Individuals who would like to submit a recipe or order a cookbook (cost is $13 before Sept. 30, after that the cost will be $15 for each cookbook) please contact the preschool at 624-3839 for additional information.
The preschool is also collecting Hy-Vee receipts. People who have receipts they wish to donate may call the preschool.
Everyone is welcome at Trinity Lutheran Church Sept. 23 to help the preschool celebrates its special day.