Peterborough Rotarians held a fun-filled ice cream social for Mountain Shadows School students, who raise money from reading and donate it to Operation Santa.

Every year the Mountain Shadows School holds a Read-a-Thon and raises approximately $4,000, which the students donate toward Peterborough Rotary’s Operation Santa program.  Operation Santa provides toys and other gifts to children in the area who otherwise might not receive any. Though some gifts are donated, many must be purchased. The money provided by Mountain Shadows School helps offset the cost of purchasing gifts.

Mountain Shadows School, in Dublin, New Hampshire, started in 1985 with only four students. It is now a school of sixty-five students from the First through the Eighth grade year who share its farm setting with nearly the same number of animals. The natural rhythm of the farm imparts meaning to the daily rituals of work and play for the students.

And every year Peterborough Rotarians are so moved by the generosity of these students that the club provides an ice cream social event especially for them as a simple gesture of thanks—and an encouragement to continue reading.The event this year was led by Jeff King, a past president of Peterborough Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow, who was joined by fellow Rotarian ice scream scoopers Paul Faber, Bonnie Cohen, Bob MacDonald, Dick Chamberlain, Pete Cross, and Susan Mazzone.

Thank you, Mountain Shadows School!