Domtar’s PaperPal Program Brings Students, Seniors Together

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m., students from John Adams Elementary School will visit senior adults at the Kingsport Senior Center for a special meet and greet opportunity.

This event is part of Domtar’s PaperPal program, an initiative that brings together elementary students and senior citizens through letter writing.

The pen pals have been exchanging letters, corresponding the old-fashioned way — with paper and pen — since September. Domtar provided stationery, pencils, crayons, glue and stamps for the students and senior adults to create one-of-a-kind, handwritten letters. Tuesday’s event will provide an opportunity for the pen pals to meet in person.

The Kingsport Senior Center is located on the first floor of the Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St. in Kingsport.

 

For more information, contact Kezia Murphy,

human resource advisor at Domtar’s Kingsport mill,

at 423-392-2710.