News and Notices
Posted November 8, 2013
Some of you may be familiar with the children’s book series Flat Stanley. Written by the late Jeff Brown in 1964, Stanley Lambchop is a young boy who was flattened when a bulletin board in his bedroom fell on him while he slept. “Flat Stanley” enjoys the perks of his new body, sliding under doors, acting as a kite, and most importantly, his ability to be folded up, placed in an envelope, and mailed to his friends.
The storybook took on a new phase in 1995, when a teacher from London, Ontario began the Flat Stanley Project. Students created their own Flat Stanley, and mailed them around the world to other students. When a paper Stanley is received, the recipient is encouraged to document what they did with Flat Stanley by way of photos and a short journal.
With this in mind, a young boy in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA by the name of Braxton Neil sent his own Flat Stanley to his aunt Eileen Lynch. Braxton had asked “Aunt Tootsie” to take Stanley around Glovertown to visit some of the sites, take photos, and send postcards and letter outlining Stanley’s adventure in Glovertown. Flat Stanley’s tour of Glovertown took in a number of locales and included a visit to our Town Office for a photo opportunity in Council Chambers.
The Town of Glovertown would like to thank Braxton for sending Flat Stanley to Glovertown to take in the sites and scenes that our community has to offer. We’d also like to thank Eileen Lynch for sharing this wonderful story with us. For more information on the Flat Stanley Project, please visit the website listed below.