by Jack Twilley
Blanco Rotarian and Artist, Leta Garcia and local Artist Betsy Scheffe, along with Jayne Lightfoot and Jan Gass, are volunteering at the Blanco Elementary School as Artists and helpers to introduce and teach kindergartners through second graders art.  They are engaged in learning art through seasonal projects like decorating for Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
The project is spearheaded by first grade teacher, Rosalind Ellis, and supported by principal, Jowie Walker.  The elementary school has been without an art program since 2017 when the district’s financial shortfall forced curtailment of its art program.  The volunteers are now filling that gap and using their artistic knowledge and skills to teach the students the basics of art (shapes, colors, etc.) while allowing each individual’s own creativity to shine through their project. 
The project is another example of the Rotary Club of Blanco County reaching out to help our community and its citizens - and living the Rotary Motto: “Service Above Self”.  If you are interested in joining the Rotary club, please contact Rotarian Tracy Barr via email at: (photos by Sandy Switzer)