: The preschool's final graduating class of twenty-four little ones, their families, teachers, and board members filled our sanctuary. It was a heart-warming event! The students, looked sharp in their graduation gowns, the teachers did a superb job getting them ready to begin their educational journeys. Greta Henry who was preschool director for 15 years, Debbie Summers, Lori Kuta, Wendy Sublette and Darlene Timmons were presented with beautiful hand-carved gifts for their many years of "Timeless Dedication" to our preschool program.
We were extremely blessed to have them! I want to especially thank Rick Henry for his many hours of work putting together the teachers' gifts. He meticulously carved the state of Kentucky, added a porcelain Precious Moments teacher and then a clock making it the perfect treasure for our teachers!
The 30 Year Reunion at Mike Miller Park was a fun-filled event, everyone enjoyed themselves. We had past preschool students who are now parents attend this event. Thanks to our teachers, board members and volunteers for pulling this all together! We are in the process of cleaning out the preschool classroom and storage buildings. Educational supplies have been donated to area preschools.
Thanks to our current preschool board members, Greta Henry (vice-president), Kent Edwards (treasurer), Ellen Higgs (secretary), retired teacher, Carolyn Traum and current teacher, Lisa Ford for their expertise and work hard making the final arrangements for our closure! Special thanks to Greta for advising us and making sure we do everything according to state regulations. Our preschool board has been a mighty force and we appreciate every one of them!
St. Matthew Christian Preschool has impacted so many lives in our community the past thirty years, and even though its doors will close, they must know that the doors to St. Matthew by the Lake Lutheran Church will always be open to them!!
We also want to thank Greta Henry for her work as both Preschool Director and board member. During her tenure as director, St. Matthew Christian Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has been awarded the highest rating of 4 Stars by the Stars for Children Association. St. Matthew's is the only 4 Star rated facility in Marshall County.