The Children’s Center Gets Contribution For New Books

By: Staff Reports and Contributors

Paige, Abigail, Cynthia, Kaleb and Eleanor Meyers help Abby Newberry-West (back row), director of The Children’s Center in Harwich, pick out new books and puzzles at Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore in Chatham on Saturday. The Meyers children raised $700 for the preschool. COURTESY PHOTO


HARWICH — The Children’s Center has received a contribution from former students at the preschool to purchase new books and puzzles. The $700 contribution came from the profits at a lemonade stand set up during the Chatham Independence Day Parade.

Abby Newberry-West, the director of The Children’s Center, said the Meyers family children – Abigail, Kaleb, Paige, Cynthia and Eleanor – raised the money selling cookies, muffins, iced tea, lemonade and homemade items from Abigail and Paige’s sewing class.

All of the Meyers children except for one attended The Children’s Center, and the Meyers (former Chatham and now Harwich residents) have volunteered and helped support the preschool program set up by the Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing. The program was established to provide affordable preschool opportunities for working families.

The Meyers children and Newberry-West gathered at Where The Sidewalk Ends Bookstore in Chatham on Saturday to select new books and puzzles for the preschool.