A Game Loft Action Report
Every year the Game Loft celebrates the end of the school year with our annual End of Year Party! This year we invited Game Loft kids, families, alumni, staff, and volunteers to First Baptist Church for an indoor/outdoor BBQ and potluck on partly rainy day.
The party started with plenty of games and no shortage of food. After serving up lots of burgers and hot dogs, we brought out a special cake to share with everyone in celebration of our Circles of Care manager, Joy Olsen’s retirement! Tom Foster led the room in a rousing rendition of ‘Jeremiah was a Bullfrog’ in her honor, and then kept the music going and our spirits up while we mingled and tucked into dessert.
The ceremonies continued as we recognized our graduating seniors, Bradley Arsenault and Nathan McGovern (pictured above), our Younger “fly-ups,” and more. Next Game Loft youth demonstrated fantastic confidence modeling 20 years of Loft T-shirts in fashion show brimming with of attitude.
After a few final remarks from our new Board President, Joe Ferlazzo, everyone headed outside for some Live Action Combat. The kids saw plenty of action facing head to head as our parent volunteer generals directed them on the battlefield for Live Action Stratego! We want to thank Belfast Hannaford for helping with food, Our Town Belfast and Zach Schmesser for providing the sound system, Tom Foster for the live entertainment, First Baptist Church for hosting, Doreen Elkins for helping in the kitchen, and all of the other volunteers who made the event possible.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of our Game Lofters back at the Loft starting July 8th with the Youngers for the summer season!