Putting their hearts in it

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Photo Left: Bayport Senior Center member Chris Utecht (in yellow sweatshirt) helps Andersen Elementary School kindergartners Rose Vang and Violet Dahl bake apple pies Wednesday afternoon. Photo Below: Senior Center member Vickie Velisle and Derek Hanson make Valentines. Laurel Avery’s kindergarten students from Andersen Elementary spent part of Wednesday afternoon at the Bayport center. The two groups020713_srctr1 have worked together before on a variety of projects including boat races, plays and making cornhusk dolls. “It’s been really fun to do this,” Avery said. “Both generations really learn to appreciate each other.” The senior group has also teamed with students at Rutherford and Afton-Lakeland elementaries on other activities, including playing cribbage to teach math. (Gazette staff photos by Avery Cropp)

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