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The Maple Manor Care Center residents had a eventful Wednesday when the Langdon Area Elementary School’s  third grade class came to paint pumpkins with them. 

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Posted on 10/18/14

The event was part the Art for Life program that is sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Northern Lights Art Council.

The Art for Life program’s goal is to bring artists into the nursing home to help dispel three plagues: loneliness, boredom, and a sense of helplessness.” Carol Hart, the Director of the Northern Lights Art Council said.

The Maple Manor Care Center has been taking part in the Art for life program since 2009.

“This year, according to the Art for Life guidelines, we are inviting the same group of children to make monthly visits to get to know residents” Hart stated.

A Prairie Public Television film crew was also on hand to film the interaction as part of a documentary being done by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) and the North Dakota Humanities Council(NDHC).

The footage will be used by the NDCA and the NDHC when they make their budget requests during the upcoming legislative session.

The Maple Manor Care Center was selected to represent the Health and Wellness portion of the short film.