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The College of Leonard – Girl Scouts make interesting stop in Pomeroy

By Staff | Jan 16, 2008

POMEROY–They might be in fifth grade, but two Estherville Girl Scouts had the chance to attend college Saturday in Pomeroy.


Coral Franklin and Mariajose Rodriguez, members of the Troop 302 Girl Scouts of Estherville, along with their Girl Scout Leader, Marlene Walthart, stopped at The Kaleidoscope Factory, one block west of the water tower in downtown Pomeroy.

The Kaleidoscope Factory is also home to the College of Leonard, which features workshiops in making fused glass jewelry. For as little as $6, folks can come in and make their own pendant with silver plate bail. Olson will cut the glass and show students how to assemble it and he will fire it in his kiln.

This past Saturday was, coincidentally enough, the second Saturday of the month, during which downtown Pomeroy artists display their works at The College of Leonard.

Coral and Mariajose saw how the pendants are made. They also heard some good ol’ time prairie music and saw dozens of kaleidoscopes, Olson’s specialty.

The College of Leonard holds claseses from 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and prospective students are encouraged to drop in between those hours. Groups that would like to schedule a special time may email Olson at chelp@ncn.net or page him at (515) 574-1615.

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