Last Friday morning on October 7th, children from the Head Start Program in Newport took a walking tour of their town.
The young children along with their teachers started their walk with a visit to the the Newport Post Office where they were shown by postal worker Elizabeth Fielding the lobby area and then went into the back of the post office to see where and how the mail was sorted. Each child was given a magnet with a picture of a stamp on it before saying thank you and goodbye.
The young explorers then made a quick stop at the Newport Town Offices, the fire station and the Newport Opera House before they walked down to the Police Station. Officer Clayton Couitt showed the Head Start children his desk, the booking room and a holding cell. After the police station visit the young students walked next door to the Souper Heros restaurant to have lunch. The odds on favorite lunch was mac and cheese.
After lunch the tour continued with stops at Harington’s, 31 Mane, Sugar River Bank, Richards Free Library and the 1st Baptist Church.