To the Editor,
Ten years ago I joined the Board of Directors for Amelia Park Children’s Museum (APCM). As I now depart after a decade of service, I pause to reflect on what a jewel like APCM means to a community like ours, particularly in these unusual times.
The Children’s Museum serves host to thousands of visitors each year–little minds eager to learn and play and grow from the experience. APCM is part of the Al and Amelia Ferst legacy in Westfield, and it has been my proud task to help the museum continue to honor that legacy, to grow, to evolve, and to serve the greater Westfield community.
The museum is a great asset to our community, but it needs the help of the community to continue carrying on its mission of bringing learning-based play to the developing young minds of its visitors. I urge every parent, grandparent, future parent, past member or visitor, and any other member of the community who values what the museum has to offer, to support the museum, actively, in this difficult time. Volunteer, donate, serve on the Board, find a role that fits your capacity, and support the Amelia Park Children’s Museum.