The young children of the Wauseon Head Start program were surprised by a visit from their town’s Mayor on February 19.
Mayor Kathy Huner stopped in on two separate classes to chat with the citizens of tomorrow, explaining how the town operates to the preschool students. First, Huner described the role of the Village Council. Then she moved into more familiar territory for the children, the police and firefighters. Lastly, she told them how it is the mayor’s job to ensure that everyone else is able to do their work to the best of their abilities.
Huner went into detail about her own preschool teaching background, which was apparent through the ease with which she related to the kids. Before her appointment as mayor, she had taught as many as twenty-four students at any given time. Now, however, due to the time constraints which come with her office, Huner tutors around six preschool students at a time.
To conclude the visit, Mayor Huner read a story for the children. The book she selected to read was “There was a Coyote who Swallowed a Flea.” The youthful kids loved her rendition of the tale, following along with her exaggerated mannerisms and voice fluctuations.
Overall, the surprise was a pleasant one for the students in the Wauseon Head Start program.
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