This was an awful winter, and not only because of the weather and the seemingly unending storms, ferry problems and crippling cold, but because Project Vine lost a member of our family, and it is hard to take “Keep Growing!” as a motto to heart when there is a branch that won’t grow any farther.
But spring started somewhere along the way and we got busy growing…yet we shouldn’t be so busy that we don’t reflect on the shared experiences that make our program what it is, and so this is a bit of a “catching up” post on our part…and there’s been so much in that regard!
At the end of March, we held our long-awaited re-scheduled “Chopped for Charity” Event, originally planned by our senior class for January, and it was great! Students and staff members competed and judges from the high school and larger community judged dishes prepared out of commonly donated food items. Project Vine generated hundreds of dollars in donations of both food and money to support the Island Food Pantry. Our family had a chance to work together, contribute positively to our Island and have an awesome shared experience. Take a look through our gallery of pictures below!
And then… students and staff worked to build and paint five new sets of cornhole boards which were auctioned off at our annual Cornhole Tournament last Friday evening. It was a great event with students from all grade levels, community members, program staff and families all eating some cookout, playing some cornhole and raising money that goes to supporting all this crazy stuff we do down here in Project Vine.
Happy Spring, everyone!