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New sculpture serves as kids' plaything at Parent/Child Center

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Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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TWO-YEAR-OLDS Bentley Porter, left, and Adler Holbrook dab some white paint on the Addison County Parent/Child Center’s new play-sculpture, made by young parents under the direction of Panton welder/artist Eben Markowski. Below, Parent/Child Center participant Ylexeus Palacio and her 19-month-old son, Caesar, enjoy the new play-sculpture recently installed off Monroe Street. The sculpture, made of salvaged steel, depicts the many phases of the moon and offers kids a neat place to play. Independent photos/John S. McCright

MIDDLEBURY — Ylexeus Palacio can often be seen tenderly cuddling her adorable, 19-month-old son Caesar at the Addison County Parent/Child Center (PCC), a renowned Middlebury nonprofit that helps young families become happy, healthy and self-sufficient.

But only a few months ago, Palacio was tensely gripping a white-hot plasma torch to slice through a massive steel drum, as part of a group effort to build a new play-sculpture that will regale Caesar and future generations of children who participate in PCC programs.

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