Vermont Journal: Peter Welch Visits Kurn Hattin
WESTMINSTER, Vt. – It’s not every day that a Congressman comes to visit Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. The children and staff were very excited to welcome U.S. Representative for Vermont, Peter Welch, and show him around the campus on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The tour began in the Mayo Memorial Center School, where fifth grader Kylie Loscano led him along with staff assistant Elizabeth Morris, and Outreach Representative Kevin Veller, to view the dining hall, auditorium, classrooms, and library. They were then welcomed into Parent Cottage where the youngest boys reside.
Speaking with the children, Congressman Welch asked where they were from, what their favorite subjects in school were, and how they liked the food – the children think the food is really good! Admissions Director Sue Kessler explained admissions and family outreach, and Director of Institutional Advancement Tom Oxholm gave an overview of the mission and programming.
To the delight of the children, Congressman Welch wore the Kurn Hattin hat that was given him as he drove off to another appointment. The Kurn Hattin staff and children were very honored to have Congressman Peter Welch visit.
Since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has helped thousands of children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever.