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Children Enjoy Foam-Field Advantage

Delighting in full frothy coverage
Delighting in full frothy coverage
A wide shot of the courtyard shows the breadth of the soapy fun.
A wide shot of the courtyard shows the breadth of the soapy fun.
Rinsing off under an inventively constructed shower
Rinsing off under an inventively constructed shower
Sitting in the grass, rub-a-dub-dubbing
Sitting in the grass, rub-a-dub-dubbing
Smiling beneath his impromptu disguise, an adorable "bubble creature" greets group leader Linda S. Dellaquila.
Smiling beneath his impromptu disguise, an adorable “bubble creature” greets group leader Linda S. Dellaquila.

The outdoor courtyard of the Dunham Children’s Learning Center was filled with lather and laughter on Thursday, when the children were treated to a General Services-crafted “bubble machine.” Thanks to the ingenuity (and kindness) of horticulturists Chad L. Karstetter and Michael L. Bremigen, the kids had a ball in the summer suds. Utilizing objects already on hand – PVC pipe, a plastic tub, Shop-Vac, blanket and ratchet tie-down – the resourceful duo fashioned a conduit for fun. Just add water and dish detergent and … voila! The only thing that lured the kids away was another treat: ice cream. Perfectly summing up the children’s joyful display, CLC director Barbara J. Albert shared a poem by Cherissa Buehler:

Bubbles on my shoulders,
Bubbles on my knee,
Bubbles on the top of my head,
For all the world to see.