The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 19, 2013

Students sell handmade wares

By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News

— DANVILLE – A new program for Danville transition students is teaching them job skills while also allowing them to raise money for their Hackey House classroom.

The program, Bridging the Gap, has given the students a space in the back of the former Danville Elementary School building to sell their wares. Krista Seldomridge, an emotional support instructor with the transition program, described Bridging the Gap as a fundraising program that specializes in the sale of handmade products. All the funds go to support the Hackey House, where the students are taught independent living skills.

Student-made items available for sale include hand-painted bottles, jewelry, greeting cards, dog treats and snacks such as chocolate-covered pretzels.

Bridging the Gap held its grand opening on Nov. 18, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. “We’ve had a lot of people come in (during the opening),” Seldomridge said. “Their feedback has been very positive … They’re amazed at the work the kids are producing.”

“Bridging the Gap” is also accepting custom orders for many of their wares. They can be reached at 570-271-3268 or

Bridging the Gap is open on Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on school breaks.

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