Kiwanis at Work

Jan Norton

Some of us spent corona quarantine putting together puzzles and watching old movies, but not President Maureen Pocock and Secretary Barry Pocock, who spent their time in the garage building Buddy Benches for Evers Park Elementary School. What is a Buddy Bench? It is the safe seat on the playground where you go if you are sad or looking for a friend. Then what? Why, a new friend comes over and listens to you and then reaches out a hand for you to come join in the game.

But these aren’t your average benches! These are rainbow colored, handmade with skill and love, and already put to the test. Robson Ranch Woodworkers have reached out and agreed to engrave “Buddy Bench; Robson Ranch Kiwanis” on the top slats. Thanks, woodworkers! See, the benches already work.