CENTER — On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the Center Consolidated School District held its annual open house. Because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the area, the event was held outdoors.
The school district's food services provided food for the attendees, with high school Principal Kevin Jones cooking on the grill.
Music from the Adams State radio station was played to the enjoyment of those in attendance.
After socializing and enjoying the food, families were given raffle tickets that had them going to different staff members and community organizations to gain signatures and meet these people.
The open house was attended by several organizations including the School to Work Alliance (SWAP) through BOCES, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marines, Parents Involved in Center Schools (PICs), Promotores, Center Town Hall, Rio Grande Public Health, and Cesar Chavez Medical Clinic.
The Center Schools nurses provided information and immunizations at a health station.
Prizes for the raffle were donated by over 30 local businesses from around the San Luis Valley. According to Superintendent Carrie Zimmerman, “It was great to get to see families back face-to-face, or mask-to-mask, at school. All in all, it was a great event, and we can put another successful open house in the books.”