Interview with Susan Allen
By David S. and Patrick R.
There are many community leaders in our small town. We decided to interview Mrs. Allen because she is nice, funny, and she likes to help out in the community, especially the kids.
We met and interviewed Mrs. Allen and this is some of the information we found out about her:
What is your full name?
Susan Skiff Allen
Were you named after somebody
Yes, my grandmother.
Where were you born?
In New York.
What is your favorite TV show?
I Love Lucy
What is your favorite thing to eat?
What is favorite color?
What are some of your hobbies?
Sewing and baking
What is your favorite holiday?
What is favorite sport to watch?
What is your favorite animal?
A harbor seal
Do you have any pets?
Yes, a dog named JP.
What is your favorite movie?
It's a Wonderful Life
What does being a community leader mean to you?
Working anyway you can in your community.
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite wild animal?
Who is in your family?
A husband named David, a son named Trevor and twin daughters named Marissa and Courtney.
What is your favorite weather?
Sunny with a little bit of wind.
Who is your favorite world leader?
What is your favorite place to visit?
What is your favorite month?
Who is your favorite children's author?
What is your favorite children's book?
Horton Hatches an Egg
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like seal watching
What is your favorite number?
What is your favorite thing about Carpinteria?
How long have you been a community leader?
Describe the activities in which you are currently involved.
CITIZENS FOR THE CARPINTERIA BLUFFS
Seal Watch, Carpinteria Valley Association, Worked on the seal fountain, Helps with the schools whenever she can
We think Mrs. Allen is a community leader because she helps with the bluffs, she likes to volunteer for community services, and she's a teacher.
After interviewing Mrs. Allen, we remembered some fun times that we have shared with her.
Every Halloween we like to trick-or-treat at her house because she is nice to all the kids. This past Halloween she dressed up as a witch and passed out treats. She gave the kids a choice of what they wanted....soda, candy, or money. We chose sodas and money.
We sometimes walk on the bluffs when Mrs. Allen is seal watching. She does this for the city of Carpinteria. Her job is to count and take care of the baby seals. The baby seals are born around February and March every year.
At Easter, we go to Mrs. Allen's house and make "look inside" eggs. These are made out of sugar and have scenes with ceramic bunnies inside. Our job is to decorate the outside with flowers and leaves made out of frosting.
Mrs. Allen is a substitute teacher and she has taught my (David's) class in kindergarten. It was fun. She was a nice teacher and I want her to substitute again. Patrick met Mrs. Allen when she taught his older sister's class in second grade.
Mrs. Allen comes on TV a lot because she always goes to the city council meetings. She does this because she cares about what is going on in our community.
If you ever come to visit Carpinteria, make sure you take a walk on the bluffs.... you might find Mrs. Allen there. If you do, stop by and say hi!
You can email Susan at Dlssallen@aol.com
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