Sylvia Elton remembers that she was visiting the Dallas Museum of Art and was down on one knee explaining an Impressionist painting to her young granddaughter.
Suddenly, a voice interrupted.
“You’re Mrs. Elton, aren’t you?” said a tall young man who had been listening to her speak.
He turned out to be a recent college graduate who had been one of her students – in preschool.
Mrs. Elton retired from The Children’s Center in 1999 after 25 years of helping generations of children develop a lifelong love of art, music and learning. And she’s hoping to reconnect with many of them this Sunday at the school’s 60th Anniversary and Birthday Party.
“I’m coming because I do want to touch base with any of the former children” who can make it,” said Mrs. Elton, a longtime Lakewood resident.
Plans call for a 1950s-themed birthday bash from noon to 5 p.m. at Burger House at 6248 E. Mockingbird Lane, across the street from the school’s old location. Birthday cake cutting is scheduled for 1 p.m.
All former students, teachers and families are invited. Displays will include old directories, scrapbooks, class photos and other memorabilia.
Interested parties may send photos and an update or special memory to firstname.lastname@example.org or to The Children’s Center, 1423 San Saba, Dallas, 75218.
Burger House is donating 15 percent of the day’s proceeds to The Children’s Center 60th Anniversary Fund. Donations may be made at the party or sent to the school.
When: 12 noon to 5 p.m. Come and Go Sunday, March 25.
Cake cutting is at 1 p.m.
Where: Burger House, 6248 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75214
Contact: Melissa Finn, email@example.com or The Children’s Center, 214-823-2119.