02/22/2010: "A Greeting Place"
(Brad Fincher, Sam McMain, Sam Buck (behind), John McMain and Jane Buck )
By Debbi Fincher
new benches are being installed and stepping stones are being set at the FH Elementary School by members of community to make the “Greeting Place” where Kindergartners can safely meet & greet their "rides" at the end of their school day.
The great weather last week helped to make the job by the volunteers more enjoyable than it could have been.
Thanks to Jane & Sam Buck, John & Sam McMain, Brad, Luke & Zach Fincher, Jeanette Longan, & Juan Toban.
Working together, they installed stepping stones (donated by Site Elements) that will mark the path around the new benches. Four benches were donated by Lynn Danaher, John & Sharon Boyd, Marty Robinson and Alphabet Soup Childcare & Preschool.
Bob Carroll, FHES Building Engineer, offered to build and install the benches keeping the costs down. The children waiting at the Greeting Place can enjoy the beauty that will be added with interesting mosaics and other artwork made by local artists.
James Hubbell's recent visit to the island gave way to this project, and we thank IMA for hosting James Hubble''s inspirational lecture.
Thanks for your support! Watch for ways you can still help as this project continues to grow. We welcome your ideas and help!