By LIZ VERLEY
“This is a way for us to honor the seniors in our community and capture the history of the area,” said Kristina VonBerge describing the “Vintage Photos” project.
The project is sponsored by the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
The idea is to create an exhibit which will be displayed at Great Rivers Arts Association in October or November.
Persons interested in participating will have the opportunity to have their photos taken in vintage clothing and with vintage props. Those who wish may also bring additional props to personalize their photos.
On Aug. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. Little Falls Senior Center will be one of the sites available for the photos.
Participants will be provided with a sheet of paper to fill out (if they want to) telling about their families and allowing them to share memories. Each participant will receive a digital copy of the photograph. They will also be asked to sign a waiver allowing their photo to be used in the exhibit. While there is no fee for participating, donations are accepted. VonBerge said, “It gives us a fun way to learn about our elderly.”
Tony Wenzel will be taking the photographs.
VonBerge said, “Although Tony will be taking the majority of the pictures if anyone else is interested in volunteering they should contact me.”
Sessions are now being scheduled for June through August. Appointments may be made by calling (320) 616-4959.
VonBerge also invites the community to bring in older vintage-type photos from 1970 and earlier with information about their parents/grandparents/uncles/aunts with a bit of history on the people, so it will help tell the story in the community and highlight the seniors
Oct. 3 – 6 a fundraiser will be held at the CVB to raise money for creative bicycle racks. Parents or grandparents may bring their children, 16 and under, to the CVB to have a vintage portrait taken. Props will be provided. There will be a $10 fee for photos. Call (320) 616-4959 for reservations.