Evart Elementary craft night brings mothers, daughters together

EVART – Emerson Keathley giggled as her mother Stacha dabbed a small drop of pink paint on her nose, as the little girl fingerpainted a picture.

The mother-daughter duo joined more than 50 other mother-daughter pairs at the annual mother-daughter craft night on Tuesday at Evart Elementary School.

Organized by the parent's group, the craft night included stations to make hair ties, Christmas ornaments and an ice cream sundae, along with the fingerpainting.

It's an event Breeonna Morgan and her mother Heather enjoy attending.

“We love it,” Heather said, after they finished their work at the hair tie station. “Breeonna loves it a lot. We make sure we are here every year for this.”

The turnout for the mother-daughter activity was the largest to date, said Principal Sarah Bailey.

“This grows every year,” she said. “We're fortunate at the school to have great parents to plan events like this.”

Bailey said the Parents for Kids group holds an activity once a month throughout the school year, whether it's for moms and sons, moms and daughters, fathers and daughters and fathers and sons.

“They have a different theme for every even and it's really fun,” she said.

The evening turned out great, said Jeanine Dyer, who chaired the group to organize the craft night.

“It's night to make nice crafts and time for mothers and daughters to spend together,” she said.