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Child’s Play Takes ‘Center’ Stage


Two end-of-semester events capped another fun-filled and instructive year at the Dunham Children’s Learning Center: The Penn College facility’s annual Family Appreciation get-together – in which children made turkey headbands and prepared snacks that were appropriately “gobbled” up – and a visit from mime Dan Kamin, who was in town for a holiday appearance with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

Modeling the latest in fall fashion
Modeling the latest in fall fashion

Mark T. Kriner Jr., a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Williamsport, gets a loving mouthful from son Cody.
Mark T. Kriner Jr., a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Williamsport, gets a loving mouthful from son Cody.

Kamin entertains preschoolers and their parents with his animated artistry.
Kamin entertains preschoolers and their parents with his animated artistry.

Recruiting a partner-in-mime
Recruiting a partner-in-mime

Early childhood education students Janelle F. Keller (left), of Annville, and Mackenzie R. Ade, of Williamsport, contribute to the CLC's success.
Early childhood education students Janelle F. Keller (left), of Annville, and Mackenzie R. Ade, of Williamsport, contribute to the CLC’s success.

Children are entranced by Kamin's talent.
Children are entranced by Kamin’s talent.

A superhero joins the party!
A superhero joins the party!

With comedic flair and childlike wonder ...
With comedic flair and childlike wonder …

... the visitor elicits easy smiles.
… the visitor elicits easy smiles.

With food this good, who needs utensils?!??!
With food this good, who needs utensils?!??!

Holding the children in thrall, Kamin taught them sound effects and how to inflate an imaginary balloon.
Holding the children in thrall, Kamin taught them sound effects and how to inflate an imaginary balloon.

A mother and child reunion
A mother and child reunion

It's indisputable: There is nothing more contagious than a child's giggle.
It’s indisputable: There is nothing more contagious than a child’s giggle.

Let's talk turkey
Let’s talk turkey

After engaging his appreciative audience in an interactive experience ...
After engaging his appreciative audience in an interactive experience …

... Kamin takes a bow.
… Kamin takes a bow.

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