St. John’s supports youth with pandemic fun
It is hard to believe that we are into the month of August and that the shorter nights and cooler temperatures will be upon us in the blink of an eye, but no doubt we still have some hot days and lots of summer fun still ahead of us.
St. John’s United Church continues to look at ways at how we can support our community, friends, youth, seniors, businesses, church members, etc. during this unusual time. On Wednesday, July 29 we held an evening of fun for our youth which was well received. This event was meant to support our youth by providing them an item in which they could have some fun with on a rainy day, or in a car ride, or with their parents, grandparents, a sibling, or perhaps another friend or perhaps enjoy on one of those 30 degree days when you just want to stay inside with the air conditioning!
Youth were invited to do a short hunt/quiz along the main street which included visiting a variety of the storefronts to see what was in their windows and having to answer questions or give their opinion on things like what was their favourite toy in the storefront or favourite ice cream flavour on the list.
Once the youth made their way back to St. John’s, they were invited to pick a new and free item off of the prize table, which included games, puzzles and books. Every youth also had the choice of another free book and/or poster and a treat bag of juice and snacks. For the adults, we had some fresh zucchinis and herbs from our community garden project, free for the taking.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event, along with the following businesses and individuals for their support and generosity: Creemore Foodland, Cardboard Castles, Curiosity House Books, Clearview Library, and Mr. Anning. Thank you to the church members for volunteering to help, to our student volunteer Luke, and Tigger! We hope to this event again in 2021.
As we look ahead to September and school becoming a reality and no doubt with probably a lot of mixed emotions, we wish all the best to our teachers, educational assistants, support staff, parents, and especially our students. Stay safe and remember that Tigger’s motto is: to be happy, outgoing, friendly and caring!