Archive for December, 2008


So, December 6th seems like an eternity ago. It was a busy day, December 6th. First, there was the Jaycee’s Annual Christmas Parade, and then the Community Gardens Tree Trimming party, and lots of other events in between and afterward that were personal to those who attended. Personally, I had to ask one of my daughters to skip her friends birthday party due to numerous commitments.

But, a great time was had by all, even if we were absolutely freezing! Hot chocolate did it’s part in taking the edge off the cold, and the fire was nice and warm as long as you could take the smell of the smoke … and children and adults alike had a great time making bird feeders using pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed.

The music from the Boys & Girls Club holiday CD and Heather’s iPod kept us all in a festive mood, however the weather got the better of us and the event only ended up lasting half as long as it was supposed to.

Thanks go out to the Masonic Lodge who so kindly donated the tree, and to all the volunteers and donors who provided cocoa, hot water, cups, stirrers, pine cones, peanut butter, bird seed, napkins, Purell, etc! We couldn’t have done it without you!

And to the wonderful neighborhood children from the Bent School YWCA Before and After School program, and Bent School Girls Scout Troop 1051, who spent lots of time making the pretty ornaments for the tree, A VERY BIG THANKS to you and your teachers/troop leaders for being part of the Westside Community Gardens Christmas this year.

I have more photos to post, and I promise I won’t make you wait too long. I also promise that the wait will be worth it!


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