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Gingerbread House Project brings Bishop’s Commons Residents, Riley Students Together At The Holidays

OSWEGO – Residents at Bishop’s Commons welcomed their neighbors, Riley Elementary School fourth graders from Judy Mooney’s class, for a holiday-related construction project.

Pictured is Riley Elementary School fourth grader Riley DeVeau with Bishop’s Commons resident Mary Ann “Nikki” Sobring; as the two team up to build a tasty holiday tradition, a gingerbread house. The pair was among a number of residents and students taking part in this fun and creative holiday-inspired inter-generational project.
Pictured is Riley Elementary School fourth grader Riley DeVeau with Bishop’s Commons resident Mary Ann “Nikki” Sobring; as the two team up to build a tasty holiday tradition, a gingerbread house. The pair was among a number of residents and students taking part in this fun and creative holiday-inspired inter-generational project.

Gingerbread squares, frosting and assorted candies for decoration all came together in a creative way, with each team of students and residents making unique and tasty gingerbread houses which the students got to keep when completed!

The students were at Bishop’s Commons as part of their regular monthly visit that brings seniors and students together in a spirit of teamwork and comradery. “We are always glad to welcome our Riley school neighbors,” said Cheryl Cullinan, director of activities at Bishop’s Commons. “Their visit certainly helped make this time of year more festive and our folks. Thanks to each student who joined us for the fun-filled afternoon.”

The program with Riley Elementary students is one of many inter-generational experience residents at Bishop’s Commons enjoy throughout the year.