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The public will have an opportunity to see a display of the “Kids and Cameras” project as part of Mayor Coleen J. Seng’s Town Hall meeting the evening of Monday, March 14 at Scott Middle School, 2200 Pine Lake Road.
About 100 children from nine of Lincoln’s Community Learning Centers participated in the project. They were given disposable cameras and asked to take pictures of the prettiest, scariest and safest places in their neighborhoods, as well as their favorite places to play. The photos were assembled into seven posters, which will be on display at the Town Hall. Another poster will outline the children’s vision for the future of their neighborhoods.
“Kids and Cameras” was part of City Urban Development Department’s process to develop a consolidated plan for 2005 through 2009. Urban Development Director Marc Wullschleger said it was important to hear from children as well as adults. Staff from the City and Olsson Associates volunteered their time to the project. Mayor Seng and was among those who first viewed the display at a community meeting earlier this year.
“I was very impressed with the children’s photos and with their ideas for the future,” said Mayor Seng. “I encourage people to come view the display to get a look at our community through the eyes of our younger citizens.”
The Town Hall will begin with a reception at 7 p.m. The question and answer session from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. will be taped by 5 CITY-TV for airing on cable channel 5. All City departments will be represented at the meeting.