Friday, January 16, 2009

Gift of Learning

Despite the non-cooperation of the weather, the 2008 Calendar Girls managed to put an exclamation point at the end of their 18 month project to provide the children at the San Pedro Roman Catholic School with a library. To see the speech read from the children, click here. For a happy bunch of kids, click here.

The dedication went off without a hitch, despite the slow drizzle, and the children were excited and happy to have the library open finally.

Some books have already arrived

Classroom of kids waiting for the opening

Loads of volunteers helped distribute cupcakes and juice to the kids

Heather, one of the visiting volunteers

Lots and lots of cupcakes

Visitors show up to see the opening

Miss February, Miss August, Miss November, Miss Kay, and Miss April

Cutting the ribbon

Jan Brown, Miss December, 2006 with the volunteers

The kids helped carry cupcakes

Classroom full of happy kids

Miss Heather passing out cupcakes

More happy kids

Juices donated by Bowen & Bowen, and Dixie Bowen, Miss January 2010

Kids looking forward to a Friday afternoon treat

Thanks to a generous donation from the San Pedro Social Club, work has begun on the school's new cafeteria

Miss November and Pirate Jim, the original idea man behind the first calendar

Murals are being painted around the room on the walls courtesy of Ms. Linda who has volunteered her craft.

Sorting out the juice

1 comment:

tacogirl said...

Looks great - congratulations.