The ALI train display built by Mort DunlopThis year’s Expo at the Chelsea Senior Center on April 15 held several surprises. One was the weather. The day was downright pleasant.  Another surprise was the presence of several new vendors among those who have been there in previous years.

At the ALI table at the 2023 Chelsea ExpoThe third and biggest surprise for Adult Learners Institute was that the usual number of catalogs that had been taken by interested Expo patrons in previous years was nearly doubled, and we ran out of them about an hour before the Expo was officially over. In addition, almost twice as many people as in previous years registered for the two $25 gift certificates that were awarded.  The winners of the certificates were Jan Schubring of Chelsea and Judy Avery of Dexter.

So, our thanks to those who stopped by to see what ALI offers, who took our class catalogs and the many who stopped by just to chat. Whether it was the weather or maybe even our candy, it was wonderful to see so many people.