By Peggy Sturdivant
We were supposed to be discussing the upcoming Santa Breakfast but Ballard Senior Center Director Carlye Teel and I were temporarily distracted by her $33,000 deficit. Carlye looked uncharacteristically worn.
“Board meeting tomorrow,” she said. “I’ll figure it out.” I asked a few questions and of course she started to warm to her subject, a first-time partnership with Adams Elementary, for a holiday event. Her granddaughter is at Adams, or at least its pre-school, so Teel had the idea of involving their PTA in a Santa Breakfast to raise funds for the Senior Center and Adams PTA (5% to Adams). The 4th graders and a Girl Scout Troop are going to be helpers.More ›