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PECES art classes decorate Moton Museum

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors recognized Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES) teachers Joy Utzinger and Brooke Eamigh and their art classes during the board’s Tuesday, Feb. 11, meeting. PECES art classes have been invited by Robert Russa Moton Museum Director of Education Cainan Townsend, a Prince Edward graduate, to help decorate the museum for the holidays for nearly 10 years. Beginning with the Community Holiday Social Dec. 9, artwork by Utzinger’s and Eamigh’s art classes is being displayed on 6-by-6-foot paper trees. Each year the decorations are based on a variety of themes: Winter holidays from around our country and world, Virginia Standards of Learning and seasonal themes. This year the art teachers and students are particularly excited about the tropical-themed trees inspired by PECES teachers from Jamaica and Trinidad. Pictured are, from left, front row: Utzinger and Eamigh. Back row: Farmville 701 District Supervisor Jim Wilck, Buffalo District Supervisor Llew Gilliam Jr., Prince Edward County Administrator Wade Bartlett, Leigh District Supervisor and Board Chairman Jerry R. Townsend, Prospect District Supervisor and Board Vice Chairman J. David Emert, Farmville 801 District Supervisor Pattie Cooper-Jones, Lockett District Supervisor Robert M. “Bobby” Jones and Farmville 101 District Supervisor Beverly M. Booth. (Photo by Titus Mohler)