BRISTOL – Several homemade chess boards, made by Terryville High School students, were recently donated to American Legion Post 209. Post Commander Brian Avery is now distributing them to local nursing homes.
Avery said that the chess sets were created by students in Russ Fuller’s shop class at Terryville High School.
“Several of the students didn’t want to take them home after, or didn’t finish them,” said Avery. “Russ finished all of the unfinished chess sets and then gave them to us to donate. The residents love them; they are nice, heavy-duty chess sets which should last for years.”
The first of the chess sets was donated to Village Green of Bristol on Thursday. Avery then donated a second chess set to Ingraham Manor on Friday.
Additional chess sets will be donated to Sheriden Woods Health Center this September as soon as more become available.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.