The Sunrise Children’s Center welcomed WMUR’s Kevin Skarupa to the center on August 5 when the well-known weatherman dropped in to visit the kids from three years old to third graders. Skarupa, who regularly visits classrooms to talk about the weather and then show off pictures during his forecast, was given a custom-painted umbrella and oversized card as thanks for coming to Sunrise.
“It was a great visit and the kids were thrilled to meet Kevin. He does such a great job connecting with the kids. They had a lot of fun making the card for him and loved seeing that he showed it off on TV,” said Lorraine Greer, director of the Sunrise Children’s Center, which is a program of the Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC).
Sunrise is an early childhood education center. Its range of programs offer many options for families. The center offers full-day and half-day programs for children ages six weeks to age four, before and after-school and vacation programs for children up to fourth grade. It also offers before and after-school care and programming on school holidays, snow days and vacation weeks.
“We talked about tornadoes, lightening, snowflakes and read the story ‘Little Cloud.’ A very large card they gave me – they wanted to see their autographs on live television, so here they are,” Skarupa said on live television.
Skarupa can be seen on weekdays from 5 to 7 am on WMUR News 9 Daybreak and on News 9 at Noon. According to the WMUR website, his favorite part of the day is visiting schools like Sunrise and talking to students about the weather.