Happy Face Nursery School employees take a break from their hard work during the 4th annual Family Fun Day in Winchester. Executive Director Cheryl Firlotte stands with a few of the staff members who helped make Saturday a success. From left, Miranda Loos, Nathalie Duquette, Terran Hall, Firlotte, and Tara DeJong. O’Donohue photo
WINCHESTER – It was a beautiful day in Winchester for the 4th annual Happy Face Nursery School Family Fun Day on Sat., Sept. 9, at the Winchester Public School. Families came out to celebrate, watch science demonstrations and a reptile show, enjoy a barbecue lunch, and watch the children take a bounce on the large inflatables.
Happy Face Nursery School currently has six locations – Chesterville, Morrisburg, Nationview, North Stormont, Roxmore and Williamsburg. Executive Director Cheryl Firlotte noted that it has been a busy summer, as summer camps have kept employees very busy over the last few months. When asked about upcoming news for Happy Face, Firlotte said they are most excited for the opening of their infant care centre in Winchester. They are just waiting on construction to begin.
When asked about the purpose of the event, Firlotte explained that it began in order to mark the 40th anniversary of the company in 2014. She went on to say, “We just enjoyed it so much, and we just like to do something for the community, so we decided to continue it every year since.”